Rubus ursinus x ideaus 'Boysenberry'
|Mature Height||4-5 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun-Part Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 5-9|
ℹ The famous and rare Boysenberry plant is known for producing large, extremely delectable, juicy berries that are delicious when eaten fresh and are known to make mouth-watering desserts, baked goods and preserves! Reaching up to 2.5 centimeters in length, they are one of the largest berries in the Rubus genus. This is a hybrid plant, having blackberry, raspberry, loganberry, and dewberry all in its parentage! When fully ripe, they develop a tantalizing deep maroon color, with subtle hints of red. Its flavor is a rich and complex blend of raspberry and blackberry flavor, being slightly sweeter than a blackberry with the perfect balance of acidity. They have an extremely juicy consistency and decadent texture. It is a bramble, and its scientific classification is rubus ursinus x rubus idaeus. The Boysenberry was developed by Rudolph Boysen in Anaheim, California, in the 1920’s, but it was another berry farmer in the area, however, who popularized the fruit. Walter Knott of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. Mr. Knott began growing the berries in the early 1930’s, and his wife, Cordelia Knott, made them into jams and pies. The popularity of her cooking with Boysenberries led in large part to the eventual development of the amusement park known today as Knott’s Berry Farm!