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Boysenberry Description

Boysenberry, Rubus Ursinus, is a Small Berry Growing Shrub

The Boysenberry grows on a small shrub and is known for its incredibly soft texture. Growing this Bush is a year-long effort as it takes time for the berries to fruit. Although it takes a while to come to fruition, the Bush can grow mostly independently with little work. However, it may be prudent to trim the thorns as it grows so that when it comes time to harvest, the selector won't have to plunge their arms into them. It can also make harvesting easier if the Bush's vines are trained to grow upward.

Harvest time is usually between July and August; Hardy planting zones are 3-10. The growth rate is less than one foot per year; this plant is considered a slow grower. The size and color of the fruit are similar to the blackberry, but the flavor is different. The berry is oval-shaped and can grow almost a dark black color when fully ripe. This berry bush can grow up to 6 feet tall and have a mature width of up to 8 feet wide.

If you plant several of these shrubs near each other, allow for room to grow or spread. You can also prune these plants down to make them a smaller and more reachable size. The fruit is grown directly from the plant's blooms and does not have a hollow center. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can adapt to various soils. This Bush can provide you with berries you can eat fresh or cook with.


Boysenberry, Rubus Ursinus, is Known for its Incredibly Soft Texture and Can Grow up to 6 feet. 

 This plant crosses the European blackberry and two other species: the red raspberry and the Tayberry (a cross between the American dewberry and the blackberry). A boysenberry generally has a dark purple-black color but may also be a reddish-purple. It is sweeter than the European blackberry but not as sweet as the raspberry. It is more significant than either parent species and has more seeds. The flavor of boysenberries is similar to that of raspberries and blackberries. 

Both have stems that hold their fruits around them like a "crown," both are about 3 inches in diameter, have deep colors, and are usually sweeter than any other berry. However, the taste of strawberries is not as sharp or tangy as that of boysenberries. Boysenberries can grow wild in many parts of California; they were once cultivated commercially in the Santa Clara Valley area, but today wild plants are wild.

These berries are the wild ancestors of raspberries, a member of the rose family. They have relatively few seeds and are sweet with a similar flavor to raspberries and blackberries. Boysenberries were first grown in California in 1885 by Rudolph Boysen but did not become popular until the 1940s, when they were cultivated commercially. The berries are often red, but occasionally green and yellow varieties are also available. They either produce white flowers or no flowers at all. Boysenberry fruit is usually red but can also be green or yellow. The fruit is sweet with a flavor similar to raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries.

The berry tends to grow a dark maroon color and is most commonly used to make pies, jams, spreads, and syrups. The berry is very vitamin-rich and includes high amounts of vitamin c, folate, and manganese.

The berries can be eaten fresh, used to make jam, jelly, and wine, or made into other products such as ice cream, pie filling, and juice blends. Pregnant women or children should not consume boysenberry plants because they contain large amounts of coumarin, which can lead to liver toxicity in large quantities.

This berry is also known as loganberry, and it's not precisely a berry but a hybrid of raspberry, blackberry, and dewberry. A favorite in the U.S., it is available fresh from May to September. Boysenberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, manganese, fiber, potassium, copper, and phosphorus. Boysenberries can be used to make jam or jelly. The berries can also be added to pancakes, waffles, muffins, or bread. They can be candied or pickled. Other uses include baked goods, yogurt, and marinades for meats and poultry; Boysenberries are also delicious in sauces for meats and vegetables.

Purchase Boysenberries because they are straightforward and can be grown virtually everywhere. Since they are so easy to grow, planting them is an excellent idea if you have a lot of space and want to have your garden full of delicious berries. There are wide different varieties of Boysenberry plants out there that you can choose from. A popular combination is a Black Diamond, which is tasty and has thick skin, providing a lot of protection for the actual pulp inside.

Due to their unique flavor and texture, boysenberries make great additions to various food products such as fruit snacks, yogurt, cereal, and ice cream. You can also use their berries in baked goods such as pies, tarts, pastries, and muffins. Many use boysenberry jam or jelly with chicken or turkey recipes to add a berry twist to these dishes. Boysenberry for sale puree is also often used in making other food items such as sauces, jams, preserves, and beverages. 


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Height at maturity:  6 feet

Hardiness: zones 5 - 9 

Sunlight: partial, full sun

Ship as: Bareroot



Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Great Value

    Posted by Jackie Brigs on Mar 08, 2018

    So yummy! Can't wait for them to grow back!

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