We offer 6 plants: 2 Bosenberry Floricane Thornless, 2 Loganberry Floricane Thornless and 2 Marionberry Floricane Thorny. Zones 6-9. 12 cm pots.
Marionberry Thorny Floricane was released by G.F. Waldo ( USDA-ARS) in Corvallis, Oregon in 1956. Soon it became VERY POPULAR for its SPECIAL FLAVOR and health benefits- HIGHER VITAMIN LEVEL. It is a cross between Chehalem and Olallie (a cross between Loganberry and Youngberry). It still contains of 44% Rubus ursinus ( native to Oregon). It is a thorny very vigorous TRAILING vine which harvests in July (depending on your hardiness zone) and longer picking season and needs a 2-wire trellis. Very valuable for homemade jam, jelly and juice which are popular all over the world. Zones 6-9. 12 cm pots.
Boysenberry Western Thornless developed in California. Large, almost seedless, sweeter than thorny ones, juicy, full-bodied flavor. Very good for wine making. Self-polinated. Good for fresh eating, freezing, jams, preserves, pastries, juice, syrup, and wine. Too soft for shipping. Ripens during May and June. Grows to 5 ft tall, TRAILING. Requires winter protection below 0 degrees F, hardy in Zones 5-10. 12 cm pots.
The Loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus) is a hybrid of blackberry (Rubus ursinus) and raspberry (Rubus idaeus) The loganberry was derived from a cross between Rubus ursinus (R. vitifolius) 'Aughinbaugh' as the female parent and Rubus idaeus 'Red Antwerp' (diploid) as the male parent (pollen source) It was accidentally created in 1881 in Santa Cruz, California, by the American judge and horticulturist James Harvey Logan (1841–1928)The vines or canes of the Loganberry grow entirely unlike either the blackberry or raspberry. They trail or grow upon the ground more like the dewberry. They are exceedingly strong growers, each shoot or branch reaching a growth of eight to ten feet in one season without irrigation, the aggregate growth of all the shoots on one plant amounting to from forty to fifty feet.
The canes or vines are very large—without the thorns of the blackberry bushes—but have very fine soft spines, much like those of raspberry bushes. The leaves are of a deep green color, coarse and thick, and also like those of the raspberry. The fruit is as large as the largest size blackberry, is of the same shape, with globules similar to that fruit, and the color, when fully ripe, is a 'dark bright red'. It has the combined flavor of both berries, pleasant, mild, vinous, delightful to the taste and peculiar to this fruit alone.
It is excellent for the table, eaten raw or cooked, and for jelly or jam .The seeds are very small, soft and not abundant, being greatly different from both its parents in this respect. The vines are enormous bearers, and the fruit is very firm and carries well. Zones 6-9. 12 cm pots.