National Boysenberry Day

Charming boy holding a basket of juicy boysenberries, wearing a plaid shirt, rustic farm backdrop..
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Hey there, berrylicious readers! Get ready to pop some tags because today we're celebrating National Boysenberry Day!

When is Boysenberry Day?

It's national boysenberry day on the 3rd April.

A Brief History of the Boysenberry

Do you know what happens when you cross a blackberry, raspberry, and loganberry? You get the legendary boysenberry! This delectable fruit was created by horticulturist Rudolph Boysen (hence the name) back in the 1920s. However, it wasn't until the 1930s when Walter Knott, the founder of Knott's Berry Farm, took a liking to the fruit and popularized it. Now, you can find boysenberries in jams, pies, and even as a topping on pancakes!

The Internet Buzz on Boysenberries

When it comes to boysenberries, the internet can't stop talking about them! We detected a whopping 29 online mentions, with the most recent buzz happening on April 3, 2018. It seems like people just can't get enough of this juicy and tangy berry!

History behind the term 'Boysenberry'


Creation of the Boysenberry

In 1923, a horticulturist named Rudolph Boysen created the boysenberry by crossing three different berry plants: the European raspberry, the American blackberry, and the California dewberry. Boysen experimented with different combinations until he successfully bred the unique fruit that would later be named after him.


Rescue by George M. Darrow

In 1932, a USDA scientist named George M. Darrow encountered the boysenberry plant in Boysen's abandoned farm in Anaheim, California. Recognizing its potential, Darrow took cuttings from the plant and started propagating it in his laboratory. He further refined the cultivation process, making it commercially viable.


A Berry with no Name

Despite its increasing popularity, the boysenberry remained unnamed for several years. In 1935, Walter Knott, a farmer from Buena Park, California, acquired the rights to the boysenberry plant and began growing it on his property. He decided to name the fruit 'boysenberry' as a tribute to Rudolph Boysen, the original creator.


Boysenberries at Knott's Berry Farm

Walter Knott and his wife Cordelia started selling boysenberry products at their farm stand in 1938. The delicious flavor and unique appeal of the boysenberry quickly gained popularity, and Knott's Berry Farm became widely known for their boysenberry preserves, pies, and other treats. The success of the boysenberry helped transform Knott's Berry Farm into a renowned amusement park.


Boysenberries Worldwide

Today, boysenberries are enjoyed all around the world. They are used in various culinary applications, including jams, jellies, syrups, sauces, and baked goods. The boysenberry's distinct sweet-tart flavor and its versatility make it a favorite ingredient among chefs and home cooks alike.

Did you know?

Did you know that boysenberries are packed with antioxidants? They not only taste amazing, but they're also good for you! Enjoy them guilt-free on this special day!


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First identified

15th March 2017

Most mentioned on

3rd April 2018

Total mentions


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