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Item Number: FV329

Boysenberry (Thornless)

Boysenberry (Thornless)

Great for Canning, Jams, Jellies or Eating Fresh

  • Latin Name: Rubus ursinus
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Harvest: mid-June to early July
  • Fruit: Large, long fruits that ripen to a deep maroon. Juicy, sweet-tart berry with delightful aroma.
  • Facts of note: Perfect for freezing, canning, jams, jellies, and eating fresh. Boysenberries were developed from European raspberries and three different varieties of native blackberry. Needs protection below 10°F. Boysenberries are the fruit that made Knott's Berry Farm of Buena Park in Southern California famous. The berry was developed in the 1920's by Rudolph Boysen in Anaheim California and was commercialized by Walter Knott. Also known as Thornless Youngberry.
  • Plants are 2 year, grade #1

For more information, please enjoy our Growing Guide for planting and growing cane berries.

Available to Ship After: 1/17/2025. Order today to reserve yours!
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Description

  • Latin Name: Rubus ursinus
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Harvest: mid-June to early July
  • Fruit: Large, long fruits that ripen to a deep maroon. Juicy, sweet-tart berry with delightful aroma.
  • Facts of note: Perfect for freezing, canning, jams, jellies, and eating fresh. Boysenberries were developed from European raspberries and three different varieties of native blackberry. Needs protection below 10°F. Boysenberries are the fruit that made Knott's Berry Farm of Buena Park in Southern California famous. The berry was developed in the 1920's by Rudolph Boysen in Anaheim California and was commercialized by Walter Knott. Also known as Thornless Youngberry.
  • Plants are 2 year, grade #1

For more information, please enjoy our Growing Guide for planting and growing cane berries.

About Boysenberries: Boysenberry vines prefer deep, well–drained, fertile soil. Boysenberries bear fruit on 2–year old wood. These brambles thrive in most soil types but they do not tolerate poor drainage. Boysenberries are versatile and hardy but are not as cold hardy as other brambles. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 4’–6’ in a row with 6’–8’ between rows. Sold by the individual plant.

Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 2.0 lb

Dimensions: 16.0"L x 3.0"W x 3.0"H

Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Plant Spreads
  • Self-fruitful
  • Thornless

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Trailing
Plant Quantity : Single Plant
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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Customer Reviews

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Dottie
Here's Hoping!

After waiting a bit for my order I received three large bare root plants that looked really good (much better then the two small ones received last year - which didn't make it through the sustained crazy hot weather we had last year) but then we had a very early hot spell this year and they did not like that and looked like they died. BUT - one is doing beautifully, one came back about ten days ago looking good and, as of yesterday, the third one has a new shoot coming up from the center! Each is in its own grow bag waiting for their permanent trellised space and here's hoping that jars of boysenberry jam will be made in future years. Shout out for the great customer service when following up on my order - had the plants in like two days!!

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Alicia
Bare root plants without moisture retention packaging

The bare root thornless boysenberry plants arrived mid April when I ordered them in March.
There was no moisture retention packaging and they were not fully wrapped in cushioning paper, rather jumbled about in a box too big for the plants.
I let the roots moisten overnight in shallow water before planting the next day.
Dug the holes about twice as wide as each root ball and mixed in organic garden soil (Kellog's Patio Plus with perlite) to a ratio of 1:1 native soil with small lava rocks already in it; The soil is well draining.
Weather was above 50 in the mornings in mid-April and a refreshing 70F, now 80F.
Only one plant of the 3 I bought has one 1-inch cane coming up.
I've added organic fertilizer around each plant to see if that helps.
If nothing comes up, I guess I'll try again next year.
I live in zone 8-9, so earlier planting and better shipping packaging next year might work.

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2019
4 out of 5 stars

The plants arrived on March 22 and were planted on March 25. Plants looked really good. At this point in time, it appears that 2 of the 6 plants ordered and planted are not going to survive. The other 4 are showing new leaves and appear healthy. The plants which do not appear to be surviving looked as good as the 4 that are doing well when they were planted. All were planted in the same row.

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Tom
Nice Root Stock

Root stock crowns arrived when promised and in fine condition. I planted them the next day and 2 weeks later I have vigorous shoots on all of them. Very satisfied.

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Diana
Very pleased

Really great looking plants with thorough planting instructions.

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