BOYSENBERRY

Do you know how many berries go to make a dark maroon boysenberry?

Named after the farmer Rudolph Boysen, a boysenberry is a cross between a red or reddish-black Raspberry, a black Blackberry, a purple American Dewberry and a dark red Loganberry.

Taste a boysenberry to discover its cloyingly sweet, tangy and winy flavour.

The reddish black fruit, used in pies, syrups, juice, yoghurt and ice cream, has an interesting history.

Two farmers, Darrow and Knott, found some frail boysenberry vines in Boysen’s plot choked with weeds. They transplanted these to Knott's farm in California, where he commercially cultivated the berry in 1932.

If you love berries, it’s time you contacted a boysenberry dealer in New Zealand, the leading producer of the fruit.

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