YOUNGBERRY RUBUS URSINUS DELICIOUS PLUMP BERRIES FOR FRESH EATING, JUICES AND DESERTS! $2.30

Youngberry (Rubus ursinus) is a fruiting deciduous perennial shrub. It is part of the Roseaceae family and was developed in 1905 by a famous fruit grower, Byrnes M. Young while working in Morgan city, Louisiana. It is a cross between a Dewberry and a Blackberry.
They fruit during November to January where the ripe fruit is a deep purple almost black colour. Youngberries will need a few years to get established and you will get the best harvest after a couple of years growth.

Youngberries can be eaten straight from the bush or cooked into sauces, jams, tarts and all other types of delicious desserts. They have a vigorous growth habit and have a good disease resistance.

Grow Notes
They should be planted in a full sun position however in warm climates they should be protected from hot afternoon sun.

They like a rich, well-drained soil. Prior to planting dig through aged animal manure, blood and bone or complete fertiliser into the soil.

Grown similar to a blackberry, the youngberry is grown on a trellis. Tie the stems loosely to the line so they do not get damaged by the wind and are not trailing on the ground.

Sow
Place the seeds into a plastic zip-lock with garden soil, write the date and place bag into the fridge for 4 weeks.

After 4 weeks, sow each seed about 3mm into seed trays of sandy soil.

Moisten and then move into part sun position.

Once sprouted, move tray to sunny position. Transplant seedlings when 10-15cm in height, after last frost.

Germination
14-21 days at 18-25°C

Maturity
Youngberries can take between 2-3 years to begin fruiting.

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