Luscious berries that can be eaten straight from the bush. Boysenberries have self fertile canes that will produce 1.5-2kg a season on an established clump. The fruit can be harvested from mid December to January.
Boysenberries are more adaptable to warmer climates provided the winter months are cool. Plants should be protected from hot winds. They will grow in almost any well drained soil. Boysenberries are gross feeders and so will need plenty of fertiliser to keep the berries coming!
Plant Boysenberries to grow on a trellis. A couple of posts with a line strung between will suffice, but you can be as fancy as you like! Tie the stems loosely the line so they are not damaged by wind, and sit off the ground. In winter, prune out the weak, damaged canes to make way for healthy new growth. Around ten stems per plant is ideal.
Rubus x hybrid
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Unavailable in WA, TAS
Full Sun to Semi Shade