THORNLESS BOYSENBERRY

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THORNLESS BOYSENBERRY

Product Description:

Big, dark, reddish-black fruit have sweet, tangy flavor for preserves, pies and cobblers. Rarely found in markets since the berries are fragile, but well worth growing at home, the boysenberry counts its heritage from raspberry, blackberry and Loganberry, bringing us the best of all three with its irresistible flavor, nearly seedless fruit and deep color with the added bonus of a painless harvest.

Boysenberries are 1 year old and ship in March in 3 ½ inch pots. Order early for best availability. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order and may be obtained below. Available only in the contiguous US.

PLANT

$18.95
$18.95
Plant Spacing 2-3'
Plant height 5-6'
Hardiness Zone 6-9
Bearing Age 2 years
Ripening Time Summer
Pollinator Required No

Rubus uresinus x ideaus ‘Thornless’

Initial Instructions
After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to its full exposure. Plant your boysenberry in an area with well-drained, not soggy soil that’s enriched with humus. Initially, apply ½ cup of Territorial’s Complete Fertilizer per plant mixed into the bottom of the planting hole, backfill around the plant and water well. Boysenberries appreciate a minimum of ½ day of sun to full sun for best production.

Fertilizer
In years to follow, apply ¼ pound of Territorial’s Complete Fertilizer per plant in the spring (before growth starts) and again in May. Maintain good weed control. If using mechanical weed control do not work soil very deep as boysenberry roots are shallow.

Cultivation
Boysenberries are generally vigorous growers and require support to hold up the plants. A trellis or fence at least 4-5 feet tall should provide adequate support. Our boysenberry produces fruit on the 2nd year old canes. After fruiting, the cane will die, and you can prune it back to the ground. In spring, prune the canes to about 5 feet tall to encourage lateral branching and produce more fruit. Keep the soil moist for the first year to establish the plant.

Pollination
Boysenberries are self-fertile.

Pests & Diseases
Generally pest and disease resistant

Soil Type
Adaptable to a wide range of soil as long as it is well drained.

Light Requirements
Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness
-10°F

Bloom Time
Late spring

Ripening Time
Summer

Yield
10-15 pounds per plant