Early-Mid. Chief x Indian Summer. Morden Research Stn, Manitoba, Canada, 1960.
Round-conic medium-sized berries with an intense deep dark almost purple color. Strong aromatic tart raspberry flavor and a perfect medium-soft texture.
Grower John Meader speaks glowingly of Boyne, calling it “an excellent, excellent variety. Boyne is the one to beat if you’re going to introduce a new raspberry.”
Leaves tend to curl down over the fruit making it harder to pick if you’re in a hurry. According to friends who make honey and fruit butters, there is no better raspberry for processing.
Summer-bearing raspberries bear on second-year canes (floricanes). Midseason berries ripen around late July in central Maine. Disease resistant. Extremely hardy. Z3. (certified virus-free bare-root plants)
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Raspberries & Blackberries
Raspberries and Blackberries are self-pollinating; a second variety is not needed for pollination.