Rubus ursinus CV Young
Youngberry was developed by B.M. Young 1905 Morgan City Louisiana. It is a hybrid between Blackberry 'Phenomenal' and Mayes Dewberry. Was introduced commercially 1926 and became a rival to Loganberry in popularity.
A very tasty screening plant, on the side of a deck or a fence Try it in a pillar-rose frame as a focal point in the garden or container. Wherever you plant it make sure the fruit can be picked and eaten fresh by you.
Youngberries are rich in vitamin C, A, E and dietary fibre. They also contain calcium, phosphorus and potassium.
How to Eat
Straight from the plant, chill for later use in desserts. Berries are idea for jams and jellies, juice or wine. There should be no wastage.
6 plants will provide ample fruit for a family of four/five.
Generic Fruiting Time
Plant in full sun or part shade.
Protect from hot winds
Prefers mild climates with mild winters.
Fertile well drained soil, acid to slightly acid. Include generous amounts of organic matter.
Youngberries are gross feeders so supply regular applications of liquid fertiliser through the growing season.
In winter when the plant is dormant gather up the canes and train along the trellis. Cut out the weak, fruited and old canes. Youngberries have a sprawling habit so keep canes off the ground as they will root themselves at a node.
Apply several copper sprays in winter for fungal disease control. Planted in an open space with free air flow will help keep diseases at bay. DO NOT spray within seven days of harvest. Protect from birds with bird netting.