26 Aug

(News and Sentinel) – Blackberries are ripening now, but a Mineral Wells farmer has enjoyed something a little different this summer – the boysenberry.

WVU Extension Agriculture Agent J.J. Barrett and Mineral Wells farmer Bob Richardson planted 25 boysenberry plants as part of an experiment through West Virginia University.

’’The boysenberry is a hybrid aggregate fruit that was cultivated by cross pollinating the flowers of three other berries: the raspberry, the loganberry and the blackberry,’’ Barrett said. ’’The boysenberry shares many similar characteristics with other brambles.

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