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How to grow Boysenberries
Learn how to grow Boysenberries with our step by step guide. Boysenberries are an easy crop to grow, requiring only a little support and a sunny position to produce an abundance of berries. Boysenberries are a hybrid cross between Raspberries and Blackberries.
Varieties of Boysenberries:
A few varieties are widely available throughout the country, garden centres normally have good stocks available from mid to late winter.
When, where and how to plant Boysenberries
Boysenberries need a sunny location where they can climb up some type of trellising or support system. The vines should be protected from strong winds. Spring gusts can snap off new growth where it emerges from the canes. Boysenberries prefer well-drained soils that are rich in organic matter. Add compost or well rotted manure if soil is light or fine. Watering well during warm weather and while fruit is setting and developing.
Boysenberries Growing Guide:
Make sure the birds don’t beat you to the crop! Harvest when fruits look ripe. Allow to ripen in the plants to maximize full flavour. Never wash fruit to water as it bruises and ruins the fruit, simply wipe off any unwanted blemishes.
How to use Boysenberries
Use fresh, in desserts, pies, jams or jellies
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