If you aren't familiar with the boysenberry, you are missing out.
Boysenberries are dark purple, look a little like a blackberry, but taste more like a raspberry. The berries can also apparently grow up to 1-2 inches in length - according to the lovely gentleman working in the Western Trails Museum at Knott's Berry Farm, who gave us a little lesson on the boysenberry during the week when we were visiting.
And where does one go to try a whole lot of boysenberry goodness? Knott's Berry Farm during the annual Boysenberry Festival of course.
The roots of Knott’s Berry Farm stretch back to the early 1930s when Walter Knott nurtured the only surviving boysenberry vines back to health and began selling the berries from his fruit stand on Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, California. The popular purple little boysenberry put Knott’s Berry Farm on the road to being America’s first theme park. The rest, as they say, is history. As the birthplace of the delectable boysenberry Knott’s Berry Farm once again showcases the little berry that started it all with a spectacular 23-day food and beverage celebration. The festival features one-of-a-kind and unbelievable boysenberry based (and inspired) food items, craft beverages, desserts, plus live entertainment, and fun for everyone!
And it's not too late to visit the Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm, the festival will be running through April 23rd.