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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Boysenberry (Rubus ursinus × Rubus idaeus)
Boysenberry is thought to be a cross hybrid between a blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), loganberry (Rubus x loganobaccus), and red raspberry (Rubus idaeus). It was created by a horticulturist Rudolph Boysen, who resided in California, in the 1920s. Boysenberries have a slightly sweeter flavor than a blackberry which makes it very popular when it comes to canning or making desserts, such as pies and jam.
Boysenberry has a dark maroon color when ripe but sometimes can be slightly red.
It is round in shape and similar in size to a blackberry or a marble and is firm in its texture but can be very juicy when ripe. This fruit is commonly grown in both New Zealand and the West coast of the United States, more specifically California and Oregon.
Boysenberry are grown on thorny canes or brambles. These can grow very high if not properly cared for.
As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that you keep them pruned no higher than 3 feet to ensure the growth of more berries if growing in pots. On average they mature at 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The USDA rates the Boysenberry between 5 and 9 in the plant hardiness zone. Boysenberries prefer a warm, dry climate to grow and grow best in full sunlight and in sandy loam or clay-rich soil that has been well drained. The ground should also have a ph level ranging from 5.8 to 6.8. Daily watering is needed since it requires a lot of sunlight. It takes about one full year for a Boysenberry plant to produce its canes are necessary to grow the fruit itself. After year one, a Boysenberry will begin growing fruit on its rods and can be harvested around the 2nd year of being planted.
Boysenberry Ships as Bare Root