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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 11th January 2011, 7:01 pm

A Boysenberry is "a cross between a European Raspberry (Rubus idaeus), a Common Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), and a Loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus)."

A Loganberry is "is an octaploid hybrid produced from crossing a hexaploid apomictic blackberry and a tetraploid raspberry."

So how is a Boysenberry different from a Loganberry?

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Post by Lottie on 11th January 2011, 7:04 pm

Well.. one begins with a "B" and one begins with a "L"  Rolling Eyes

Or this may be of help, think it's down to hardiness....


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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 11th January 2011, 7:06 pm

But surely a cross between Raspberry and Blackberry and Raspberry/Blackberry still just amounts to 50% Raspberry and 50% Blackberry ?

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Post by Lottie on 11th January 2011, 7:11 pm

Wellllll, it is described as "complicated" which in my book means, they bred this, it tastes great and doesn't kill you but they don't have a clue how they got it bar mixing them ones....perhaps... ?

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