Farm fresh berries from a scenic Hillsboro Oregon homestead since 1853

Boysenberries

  • Fresh season typically July 10th through August 10th
  • Large size (8.0 g) reddish purple berry with a large seed
  • In the late 1920’s George Darrow of the USDA and Walter Knott, a California berry farmer tracked down some plants from the failed farm of Rudolph Boysen. Finding a few frail
    plants they nursed them back to health. This was the start of the popular Boysenberries that were initially sold at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.

Health Benefits

  • High in Vitamin C and fiber, both of which have been shown to help reduce the risks of certain cancers.
  • Contain high levels of anthocyanins (120-160 mg/ 100g). Anthocyanins work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body, and give Boysenberries their deep, dark color.
  • Antioxidant levels of food can be measured as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). The ORAC value of Boysenberries is 42 μmoles/TE/g almost double that of blueberries, a well-known antioxidant.
  • Contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound known as a potent anticarcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. The ellagic acid level in Boysenberries is 5.98 mg/g of dry weight.
  • Have a uniquely high ratio of free ellagic acid to total ellagitannins that is thought to make the ellagic acid more readily available to the body.




The fields are officially closed for the 2017 season.

Thank you for your support. See you next summer.