Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Boysenberries: filling in the empty spaces

I've noticed in the last month the boysenberry bush has filled in the empty spaces. I've got a mix of flowers and developing berries, which means the season will be a bit more prolonged than in previous years.
Here's what I mean by filling in, taken from about two months ago. Looks a bit bare.
boysenberry fence
Another angle.


  1. How would you describe the flavor of boysenberries? I don't think I've ever tried any.

  2. Hi Kate: Thanks for coming by!
    They are much like blackberries, with both a sweetness side and a winey flavor, so they are sweet and tart at the same time. But I think blackberries have more of the winey flavor.

  3. How long did it take for your bushes to become fruitful? How large where they when you got 'em?

  4. How long to fill out? They filled out in one season. I cut back in November, leaving only the new canes. Looks pretty empty then but they do fill in the empty spaces.

    How large when I got them? I originally started with a 10 gallon pot of thornless boysenberries from a local nursery. Took at least two years for it to really spread out. Now, I have to really cut back each year. It has been about 4 years.


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