Boysenberry

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The boysenberry is one of the earlier fruiting berry plants, producing most of its fruit in early summer. While it can technically grow without support, to make the plant more manageable and its fruit safer from pests, it's best to grow the canes along a trellis. 

Planting: plants canes approximately 75cm apart and make sure to support with decent sized growing frame; at least 1.8m tall. Best to grow in fertile, free draining soil, preferring a sun position but will tolerate partial shade.

Growing: fertilise and water the plant regularly and as the canes grow attach them to the support trellis to keep the plant neat and manageable. Like most other berries, it will fruit on second year growth, so most of the first year is about the growth of a strong plant. Once it has fruited cut most of the canes down to ground level, leaving 2 or 3 of the most strongly defined.

Harvesting: start to pick in early December when the berries start to turn a deep purple. Fruiting should continue most of the summer season.

Pack contains: one boysenberry cane in soil medium

 

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