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Old 12-30-2018, 11:42 PM   #1
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Boysenberries

I was in Smithís (Kroger) the other day, in the produce department. Smithís has berries pretty much all year. Blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. But no boysenberries. In fact, I donít remember ever seeing them.

I know itís off-season, but if they can produce blueberries and blackberries off-season, why not boysenberries? Are they out of vogue?

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Old 12-31-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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Here is Massachusetts blueberries, strawberries, razzberries and blackberries are all on presently sale. But they are all imported. Perhaps boysenberries only grow here in the U.S.
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I'm on my hols in a fruit picking area, lots fresh berries around us and cheap.

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We have blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in abundance here in the grocery stores and farmer's markets, but I haven't seen boysenberries in years. I used to adore those plump lovelies back in the day.

Prompted me to do a search. It looks like (at least here in CA), the boysenberry has such a short growing season and is so perishable, that the majority of what is still grown goes into commercial jams and jellies. Good topic, Joel.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may...berry-20100527
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We have blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in abundance here in the grocery stores and farmer's markets, but I haven't seen boysenberries in years. I used to adore those plump lovelies back in the day.

Prompted me to do a search. It looks like (at least here in CA), the boysenberry has such a short growing season and is so perishable, that the majority of what is still grown goes into commercial jams and jellies. Good topic, Joel.

The history of the boysenberry, a California treasure - latimes
Very interesting! Thanks.
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