Has dusty, purple-coloured fruit, about 3 cm long and from 2 to 3 cm in width. The growing habit is that of a trailing vine. On a well established bush, the vines measure up to seven metres in length. They don’t crop quite as heavily as the youngberry, although this fact is more than compensated for by the larger sized fruit.
The berry is medium to large, round and somewhat longer than wide. The Marionberry is a trailing vigorous grower, generally producing only a few long canes which grow up to 20 feet. The spines are large and numerous, and fruiting laterals are long and strong, with many fruit. The Marionberry was produced from a cross between two hybrid blackberry varieties (blackberry, loganberry and raspberry in the background.)
Tayberry is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. It is a marvellous mixture involving the size of a big raspberry with the sweetness and juice of a blackberry. The fruit is soft and best suited for u-pick. Perhaps just as important, tayberries are much more restrained than blackberries in their spreading habits.
Has leaves like a raspberry, fruit-appearance of a blackberry, and a flavour that is a marriage of the two. Plant is incredibly trailing; its strong canes will grow vine-like along the ground. Fruit ripens inconsistently (some ripe fruit and unripe fruit on the bush at once). Ripeness is determined by deep red-purple colour; fruit does not pull away from core even when ripe.
Thorny trailing cultivar with large glossy red/black fruit resembling wild blackberry from early December to mid January. Silvanberries were developed in Australia for their large berries and purple black colour with a medium to fine texture.
The fruit resembles a boysenberry, ripening to purple with an excellent loganberry type flavour.