A cross between Raspberry and Blackberry, this species was created in a laboratory in the 1920s by Rudolph Boysen in California.
Like other berries, a Boysenberry plant is a small trailing shrub with a moderate length and bushy nature but without thorns. Boysenberries are dark, non-shiny maroon berries with a distinctive rich, tangy flavour.
The fruit resembles the Blackberry in shape but lacks the Blackberry's large seeds. Boysenberries are a natural source of vitamins and minerals. It has a negligible fat content and a high level of dietary fibers. Research has shown that its antioxidant activity is due to Anthocyanins and other naturally occurring Polyphenolics.
The boysenberry is not only fresh tasting, but also has a wide range of applications including jam, jelly, dessert, yogurt, ice cream, cake, pie and other beverages.