Delicious and unique fruit
Delicious and unique fruit
- Cross between red raspberry and blackberry
- More sweet and tart than raspberries or blackberries
- Great for jams and pie fillings
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A cross between the red raspberry and the blackberry, Thornless Boysenberry tastes more sweet and tart than either of its parents. The vine produces big, beautiful bursts of 2" purple-black seedless berries, which first appear in July. Harvest when the fruits drop from the vine at the slightest touch. Their excellent flavor and juicy texture make them a staple for jams and pie fillings. Don't forget that they're just as delicious right off the vine, or enjoyed with a bit of whipped cream. Spoon over ice creams and shortcake for a decadent dessert. The trailing canes grow 4-6 ft, so use with our Vine Support to keep the vines healthy and strong. Each plant yields 4-6 quarts of fruit. They're a rare find in stores since their shelf life is so short, so the best way to enjoy them is to grow them yourself! Self-pollinating. Zones 6-8. 1-year bareroot.
- Botanical Name: Rubus ursinus var. loganobaccus inermis 'Boysen'
- Season: Spring
- Sun/Shade: Full sun
- Height: 6 - 8 feet
- Spacing: 3 - 6 feet.
- Zone: 5 - 10.
- Spread: 3 - 6 feet
- Color: White
- Foliage: Green foliage.
- Depth: Soak roots 2 - 6 hours before planting; plant so stain on the trunk is at the same level as previously planted.
- Blooms: Mid to late Spring.
- Yield: 4 - 6 quarts at maturity.
- Fruit: Large, reddish-purple berry.
- Soil Preference: Boysenberries prefer slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Mulch well to ensure the root system remains moist during the growing season.
- Growth Rate: Slow growth rate while establishing.
- Pruning: Prune in winter to remove all canes that have fruited and all damaged and weak canes. Remove canes to the base, as close to the ground as possible. Tie up young trailing canes to a trellis system, they will fruit in the second year. Remove tips so canes do not become too long and encourage fruiting laterals.
- Form: Arching
- Flowers: Small flowers
- Pollinator: Self-pollinated
Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
|2019 Insects Shipping Schedule|
|Zones||Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms||Nematodes|
|1A||5/3 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|1B - 2A||5/10 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|2B - 3B||4/26 - 11/1||4/26 - 11/1|
|4A - 6A||4/12 - 11/1||4/12 - 11/1|
|6B - 7A||4/5 - 11/1||4/5 - 11/1|
|7B - 8B||3/8 - 11/1||3/8 - 11/1|
|9A - 10B||2/22 - 11/1||2/22 - 11/1|
|Last Order Date||10/28/2019||10/28/2019|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.