PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!
There are several factors why we must ship immediately:
ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.
While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.
AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.
Boysenberries were developed from European raspberries and three different varieties of native blackberry. Boysenberry vines prefer deep, well–drained, fertile soil. Boysenberries bear fruit on 2–year old wood. Boysenberries are versatile and hardy but are not as cold hardy as other brambles. Boysenberries are successful in USDA Zones 7-11. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2’–3’ in a row with 8’–10’ between rows. Sold by the individual plant.
Boysenberries produced abundantly without any pests or problems. They seem to be a no fuss no muss berry. Delicious flavor - very sweet and juicy.Review by Linnie (on 9/10/14)
I planted 4 of these in early 2010 in Escondido, CA. Only 2 survived, but both produced well in their second year. I had forgotten that the fruit matures in June, so it was a pleasant surprise! <br /><br />Like most cane berries, the time period between slightly tart and overripe is only 3-4 days, so you'll want to keep a close eye out. I used bird tape for about 3 weeks and it was fairly effective.Review by suburban farmer (on 7/13/11)