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Boysenberry flowers and fruit

Boysenberry flowers and fruits

Boysenberry flowers are similar to those of blackberry, and appear in November and December. The ripe fruit are about 3 centimetres long, succulent and dark purple in colour. They are picked in December and January. Boysenberries are too soft for the fresh fruit to be marketed effectively. Instead they are packed and frozen in blocks, individually quick-frozen, or made into concentrate for jams or desserts.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Boysenberries and raspberries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16027/boysenberry-flowers-and-fruit (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008