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Plant description:

Boysenberries and youngberries are both hybrids derived from the trailing blackberry. They are quite adaptable and will grow in most regions, except where severe frost or heavy summer rains occur. These berries are ideal for small gardens as they can be trained along a fence or trellis.

Family: Rosaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: ROO-bus ur-SEE-nus

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Botanical name

Rubus ursinus

Plant Care

Categories

Flowers

January February August September October November December This plant has white flowers from Spring to Summer.

Common name(s)

Boysenberries and youngberries

Origin

Foliage

This plant bears dark green toothed foliage. The leaves are white-green underneath.

Uses in landscape design

Small gardens

Planting instructions

Plant canes against a fence or trellis, setting them in trenches and spacing them ±2.5m apart.Tie the canes to the trellis or fence.

Maintenance

Cut vines back in December as soon as they have finished bearing. Water and feed regularly.

Fruit

They bear fruit on new canes from the previous season. It has deep red to shiny black fruits.

Common pests and diseases

American bollworm and beetles on the fruit; downy mildew.

Harvest

Youngberries give heavier yields than boysenberries. They are black, almost seedless, and appear two weeks earlier (towards the end of november) than boysenberries, which are produced in clusters. Both are ripe when black.

January February August September October November December
This plant has white flowers from Spring to Summer.

This plant bears dark green toothed foliage. The leaves are white-green underneath.

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