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Description

Huge berries with outstanding flavor! This plant produces juicy, deep purple berries that can grow to be over an inch long and an inch around. Delectable when eaten fresh and famously used for outstanding jams and jellies. Original Boysen cultivar. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.5
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 5 - 6' tall x 5 - 6' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow hybrid berry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Boysens have a perfect time for picking. If picked too green, they are sour. If picked to late, they get a moldy taste. Produce purchased from stores, and even farmer's markets, are picked when still not fully ripe. It's a transportation and time issue. They just don't have the flavor and sweetness of vine ripened boysens. These plants are to replace ones I have had for over 15 years. New spot. New soil. New plants.
Rosalind M on Apr 16, 2016
I live in Oregon, where there's an abundance of wild blackberries, but boysenberries have a unique flavor that i wanted to add to my garden.
Karin O on Mar 31, 2016
Boysens have a perfect time for picking. If picked too green, they are sour. If picked to late, they get a moldy taste. Produce purchased from stores, and even farmer's markets, are picked when still not fully ripe. It's a transportation and time issue. They just don't have the flavor and sweetness of vine ripened boysens. These plants are to replace ones I have had for over 15 years. New spot. New soil. New plants.
Rosalind M on Apr 16, 2016
I have blackberries and blueberries and if I could find it in a gallon size I would have bought loganberries but since I could not I decided to try out boysenberries instead.
Joshua M on Apr 5, 2016
I live in Oregon, where there's an abundance of wild blackberries, but boysenberries have a unique flavor that i wanted to add to my garden.
Karin O on Mar 31, 2016
Growing up in Central coast California we had boysenberrys and I miss the taste, to me they are better than blackberrys. I haven't been able to buy plants here in Western Washington.
Reberta S on Mar 16, 2016
Very tasty and impossible to find in stores
Ivan V on Mar 16, 2016
have been looking for boysenberries. None locally so I had to order.
Grew up near Knott's Berry Farm and always liked the boysenberry jam and syrup.
Kim W on Mar 5, 2016
I have blackberries and blueberries and if I could find it in a gallon size I would have bought loganberries but since I could not I decided to try out boysenberries instead.
Joshua M on Apr 5, 2016
Growing up in Central coast California we had boysenberrys and I miss the taste, to me they are better than blackberrys. I haven't been able to buy plants here in Western Washington.
Reberta S on Mar 16, 2016
How many cups of berries would I get from one plant the first year if it's a Gallon container plant size? Boysenberry.
jjgarden on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not much. The second year is when they get going.
Do these come alive or bare root?
Ginny C on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe bare root, encased in a plastic bag, and filled with moistened paper so the roots don't dry out. I have ordered berries live and bare root, but the majority have been BR. I have kept them outside for two weeks in the cold because I couldn't plant them right away. They did fine.
are these thornless?
Betty K on Feb 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The plants I have I just planted last year. They have thorns but I can't tell if the thorns are going to be big and a nuisance or if they are going to be small and not a problem.
What Variety boysenberry is this? Western blackberry hybrid? Nectar Boysenberry
jjgarden on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's the original boysenberry variety. The only "name" other than "Boysenberry" available found for it is "Thornless", but the plants aren't actually thornless.

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Boysenberries are the Greatest
Have been growing these berries for over 10 years, closer to 15-20 years. Easy to establish with huge berries on nearly thornless canes. Everybody loves them.
April 15, 2016
Boysenberries should be in every garden
Boysenberry are simply the best of the black berries. They were once extremely popular but because they were considered more fragile than other berries the big farms fazed them out, for firmer, less tasty for markets. Nothing beats a boysenberry pie made from homegrown boysens. Easy to grow.
April 16, 2016
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