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. 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. They should be planted in a full sun position however in warm climates they should be protected from hot afternoon sun. 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.
Supplied as 1 dormant cane.