What’s a boysenberry you say? Boysenberries are a cross of a raspberry, blackberry, dewberry and a loganberry.
A quick trip to my hometown of Frederick, MD to visit my folks the other day reaped rewards from my father’s amazing garden. My father, having grown up in Fullerton, California, boysenberries were prevalent.
His grandmother grew them in her garden and gave some of the plant to his mother for her garden.
Fast forward many years later when my mother and father settled down to raise me and my two brothers in the little town of Frederick where there was nothing but cow pastures.
My grandparents followed and my grandmother brought along her boysenberry plant. My father soon started his own garden and my grandmother gave him a part of her plant. So, I have to say, to me, these are some truly meaningful and wonderful boysenberries. One day, when my children are a little older and I have a little more time, I will start my own garden with my part of the boysenberry plant to carry on a little part of my family’s history.