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Boysenberry flowers and fruits

Boysenberry flowers and fruits

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

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Boysenberries and raspberries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2020)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008