A fabulous potpourri of America's' favorite berries, the Boysenberry is a cross comprised of the European raspberry (Rubus idaeus) the European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), American dewberry (Rubus aboriginum) and loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus). This unique berry is said to have been rescued from near extinction from the farm of a man named Rudolph Boysen in California in the 1930s. The rare plants were rescued and adopted by the Knott's family, who went on to grow a berry farming empire. The boysenberry enjoyed a solar flare of immense popularity until the 1960s when it fell out of flavor due to its fragile fruit which did not stand up to packaging and shipping as well as its less than rugged growing habits. Boysenberry has since been improved to be a more hardy and disease resistant plant, but its fruits remain as incredibly flavored and delicate, as the originals. This low growing bramble is hardy from USDA zones 6-9. Fruits average 7-8 grams. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold.
Plant Care Instructions:
Self Pollinating. Hardy from USDA zones 6-9. Your small, tender plants will perform best when grown in a pot for the first season, allowing the plants to go dormant in their pots in a protected location over the winter. In their second spring plant in final location around the time of last frost, spacing about 5-6 feet apart. Place plants in loose, sandy/loamy, well drained soil and in full sun. Plants will come into full fruiting in second year. WARNING: PLANTS ARE VERY YOUNG AND TENDER. DO NOT PUT THEM OUTSIDE UNTIL ALL DANGER OF FROST HAS PASSED.