Thought to be a cross between a Raspberry, Blackberry, Loganberry and Dewberry. Large, dark purple juicy fruit. No longer as popular as it once was, the Boysenberry is waiting to be rediscovered. Can be used for culinary purposes, does not keep as well as other berries and will do better if sold soon after harvest or used in jam or pie. Thorny Boysenberry plants usually produce larger berries and are more productive than the thornless variety. Zone 5-9.
Raspberry x Blackberry. The original Boysenberry has thorns and a trailing habit. Produces very large, juicy and flavorful dark berries. Great fresh, for pies, juice, or jams etc. Berries are larger and more productive than thornless Boysenberries. Ripens 2 weeks earlier than blackberries. Grows from a central crown up to 10'. Zone 5-9.