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Hybrid Berries

Raspberry/Blackberry crosses (commonly known as 'hybrids')

All the hybrid berries we grow make nice alternatives to blackberries in pies and crumbles and are lovely mixed into a bowl of strawberries or raspberries for a change. They are brilliant as part of your summer pudding mixes and make jams that are a little different.

Hybrid berries often have a shortened season due to the weather, especially if its hot and dry, and so we now have more selection so that we should have one or another variety available throung from mid July to later in August.



These are large berries that are sweeter and more aromatic than their better known relative the Loganberry. 

They have excellent flavour and are a very dark red/purple when fully ripe.


  • They make excellent jam and ice cream
  • Excellent in summer puddings
  • Excellent as alternatives to blackberries in pies and crumbles



This fruit is a newer hybrid than the Tayberry and whilst similar it is, to my taste, a little sweeter with a more fragrant flavour than Tayberries. 

They are a dark translucent red when ripe and can be used in much the same way as Tayberries (see above)



These are the original raspberry / blackberry hybrid and remain hugely popular and are the best known of the family. 

They are sharper than Tayberries and Tummelberries but still freeze well and make beautiful jam. 

Again their uses are much as for Tayberries (see above)



Of all the hybrids we grow the Boysenberry has a distinctive 'old fashioned' bramble flavour, it being the usual hybrid cross but crossed again with a blackberry. 

The fruits are stunningly dark in colour and were originally bred in Australia.

Uses are much as for other hybrids (see Tayberry above) and particularly as for Blackberries (see 'Other Fruits' link).


All of these berries are delicious in their own right, particularly the Boysenberries which are the sweetest, but do need to be ripe otherwise they are rather tart to taste. 

They are good mixed in to summer puddings and make delicious jams or alternatives to blackberries in your recipes.

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The Christmas Barn is now closed for 2017


Our season has now ended.
We re-open early June 2018
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