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Thornless Boysenberry

Huge Berries with Sweet-Tart Flavor

A sweet treat in midsummer! The very large, almost seedless, sweet, dark maroon-colored berries boast a sweet-tart flavor and are excellent in jams and jellies, wine, preserves and for fresh eating. Thornless boysenberry canes produce 4-6 quarts per plant at maturity. The trailing canes grow 4-6 ft. tall. Boysenberries are harvested when the fruits drop from the vine at the slightest touch. Boysenberries don't keep well—so the best way to enjoy them is to grow them yourself. For best results, plant boysenberries in well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun. Self-pollinating. Zones 5-10.
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  • No. 1, 1-yr bareroot
  • $19.99
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  • Botanical Name: Rubus ursinus var. loganobaccus inermis 'boysen'
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing: 3 - 6 feet.
  • Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery
  • Spread: 3 - 6 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: 4 - 6 quarts at maturity. Bearing age: 2 years.
  • Color: Small white flowers.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Fruit: Large, reddish-purple berry.
  • Zone: 5-10
  • Form: Fruit, Small Fruit, Boysenberry
  • Flower Form: Small white flowers
  • Soil Requirements: Boysenberries prefer slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Mulch well to ensure the root system remains moist during the growing season.
  • Growth Rate: Slow growth rate while establishing.
  • Pruning: Prune in winter to remove all canes that have fruited and all damaged and weak canes. Remove canes to the base, as close to the ground as possible. Tie up young trailing canes to a trellis system, they will fruit in the second year. Remove tips so canes do not become too long and encourage fruiting laterals.
  • Size: No. 1, 1 Yr Plants
  • Comments: Very large, almost seedless, juicy, sweet, dark maroon berries. Less vigorous with lower yields than regular boysenberries. More flavor than blackberries. Easy to transplant. Long ripening season, almost two months. Harvest when they drop from the vine at the slightest touch. Fruit does not keep well. Use immediately. Thornless canes. Average bearing age is two years. Average yield is 4 - 6 quarts. Produces fruit in mid-Summer. A good choice for Southern gardens.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
4B 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
5A 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
5B 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
6A 3/9/20 - 6/5/20
6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
7A 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
7B 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
8A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
9A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
10A & B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/1/20
8A-10B: 5/11/20

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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