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Boysenberries are a trailing type of blackberries, that naturally grow horizontally, compared to the erect habit of most blackberries. To grow, boysenberry plants are usually tied to vertical frames or wires to limit their trailing habit. Fruits are sweeter, ripen sooner and are in looser clusters. It is the sweet and piquant taste, and their incredible rich colouration that makes them so enormously versatile. Boysenberries intense colour and flavour make them ideal for jams, preserves and conserves, in dairy desserts, ice creams and yoghurts, as fruit fillings for bakery products and delicious boysenberry drinks. Boysenberries do well in climates with mild winters and warm summers like Nelson, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay. Fruit mid summer.