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What is it?

Boysenberries are a cross between a blackberry, a loganberry and a raspberry—a hybrid created by Rudolph Boysen in 1923. They are large, reddish-purple berries with large seeds, and taste faintly of a raspberry with a tarter flavor. Because they are not yet stable off the vine, they must be eaten within two to three days of picking and are available at some farmers markets and grocery stores. Boysenberries are best in the summer month, namely between July and August.

Don’t have it?

Substitute raspberries or blackberries


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