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New Zealand boysenberries are available from November through to January.


Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.



Boysenberries are named after Rudolf Boysen, from Sweden. Boysenberries found commercial success under berry "expert" Walter Knott of Knott's Berry Farm (USA). They were introduced into New Zealand around 1937.



  • Boysenberries are a hybrid cross between raspberries and blackberries and they are sweeter than blackberries
  • Boysenberry varieties include Mapua, Tasman, McNichols Choice and Brulee


Growing Facts

  • Boysenberries are an easy crop to grow, requiring only a little support and lots of sun
  • Boysenberries are grown in the Nelson region as well as other areas of the country
  • Birds love eating boysenberries off the vine so the plants need to be covered with a net

Nutrition Information

1 cup = 133g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 302/72 3% 227/54
Protein (g) 1.5 3% 1.1
Fat, total (g) 0.9 1% 0.7
- saturated (g) 0.04 0% 0.03
Available carbohydrate (g) 9.6 3% 7.2
- sugars (g) 9.5 11% 7.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 6 19% 4
Sodium (mg) 3 0% 3
Folate (µg) 84 42% RDI* 63
Vitamin C (mg) 12 30% RDI* 9
Niacin (mg) 1.4 14% RDI* 1.1
Vitamin E (mg) 1.5 15% RDI* 1.1
Manganese (mg) 0.7 15% ESADDI** 0.5

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake

Source: FOODfiles 2016