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How can you tell a boysenberry?
The fruit of raspberries is hollow like a thimble when picked, while blackberries come off the plant along with their pithy, white center. Boysenberries have the latter characteristic and are thus classified as a type of blackberry. This is the first clue to identifying the boysenberry.
What is a boysenberry made of?
Rubus ursinus × R. The boysenberry /ˈbɔɪzənbɛri/ is a cross among the European raspberry (Rubus idaeus), European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), American dewberry (Rubus aboriginum), and loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus). It is a large 8.0-gram (0.28 oz) aggregate fruit, with large seeds and a deep maroon color.
Where do boysenberries grow?
Today, most fresh boysenberries can be found at small local farmers markets or in the form of preserves from berries grown primarily in Oregon.
Is a Marionberry a Blackberry?
The 'Marion' cultivar (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus) or Marion blackberry, marketed as marionberry (help. info), is a blackberry developed by the USDA ARS breeding program in cooperation with Oregon State University. It is a cross between the 'Chehalem' and 'Olallie' blackberries.