A Hybrid Berry is just that. A Hybrid fruit between two differing parents. This is an interesting section that includes several one-off and unique fruit plants. A Hybrid Berry is a perfect addition for the fruit growing enthusiast. Hybrid Berry tends to be a catch-all term and this section includes a few one-off species too such as the Japanese Wineberry – Rubus phoeniceolasius, a species plant related to the Loganberry and Raspberry. The Japanese Wineberry has such wonderful bristly red stems and veined like green leaves that it’s well worth growing in the shrubbery. The Japanese Wineberry can also be grown against a wall. The vermillion fruits of the Japanese Wineberry are said to be at their most appreciated served as a dessert and sprinkled with a little red wine!
The Boysenberry is another very popular hybrid berry. Allied to a Blackberry, the Boysenberry is famed for it’s divine aromatic flavour. The Boysenberry is easy to grow, as you would a blackberry, and needs support, or a wall. Johns Market Garden Boysenberry plants are thornless.
The Worcesterberry is a Gooseberry crossed with a Blackcurrant – a true Hybrid Berry! Worcesterberries grow vigorously and have better disease reistance than Gooseberries. A Worcesterberry is well worth growing, either as a cordon or bush. Worcesterberries bear very prolifically and the berries are like small red Gooseberries.