Boysenberries grow in a very similar way to blackberries and therefore are best if they have something to 'ramble' them up or over, you could use trellis, wires, a fence or anything else suitable to control the growth.
Propagated by Rudolph Boysen in America, this is a truly wonderful hybrid berry that produces heavy crops of juicy black fruits that taste like a blackberry only sweeter – reminiscent of an old fashioned bramble and is a cross between a Loganberry and a Blackberry.
Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 12" – 18" (30 – 45 cm) tall including pot.
From our experience this is the most adaptable of the hybrid berries for climate and soil, proving to be both drought resistant and hardy. The habit of the plant is strong and vigorous and cropping is huge – fantastic in every way!
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These were featured on the BBC Great British Garden Revival presented by Alys Fowler – who came to see us in the Summer to talk about all sorts of berries, and this just happened to be one of her favourites!
Our bulbs are seasonally available at leading garden retailers nationwide. Spring flowering varieties are in peak season February to June, and Summer flowering varieties and produce from June to September. Please contact your nearest garden retailer for availability.
Plant: Cover roots 150cm apart in Full sun
The Boysenberry is a cross between a Raspberry, a Blackberry, a Dewberry and a Loganberry. It grows best in cooler climates but will grow successfully in hotter parts of the country if it is managed for late Spring and early Summer fruiting. It prefers a rich well drained soil in a position that does not have exposure to the hot afternoon sun. When planting, create a 10-15cm mound to assist drainage, mulch and keep well-watered during growing period. Attaining a height of 2m, they should be supported with a trellis or grown up against a wall or wires. Boysenberries produce their fruit on year-old canes or vines, so you have to prune accordingly.
If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill’s will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.