Boysenberry growing plant of the genus Rubus also known as Boysen berry, it is a cross human hybrid between few Rubus species, Boysenberry perennial deciduous but in warmer climate can grow evergreen plant, grow as vine but can be design to shrub it has thorns, Boysenberry can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.
Flower color white flower sometimes a little bit purplish, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Fruit color brown black can be eaten when it’s red but its sour, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round oval shape. When pick the boysenberry fruits the fruits stay with the torus.
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Requirements for Boysenberry growing and care:
Trellising, prune in a way that it’s will be easy to pick the fruits
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to use vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Thorn, Most of the spices are thorny, as it grows as a thorny bush it’s a place for snake
Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Redberry mite, aphids
How to prune:
Inside branches, design the shape
Size of the plant?
2-5m. 6-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White flower sometimes a little bit purplish, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Thinning the bloom:
Until the plant to become acclimatized
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Boysenberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
No special requires
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting / bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Cutting to put on humid soil, when bending the branch sometimes should break it
Rubus ursinus × R. idaeus