-- To mark the return of spring, theme park Knott’s Berry Farm in California holds an annual, 16-day festival celebrating the boysenberry. Never heard of it? The boysenberry is a cross between a raspberry, blackberry and loganberry that nearly went extinct in the 1930s until Walter Knott harvested it back to abundance.
Named after its originator, Rudolph Boysen, the sweet, tangy fruit can be used in tons of ways, which is showcased at the festival in the form of frappuccinos, cheesecakes, barbecue sauce and more. Scroll through for all the unique uses, plus some recipes.
Boysenberry Sautéed Chicken and Sausage Sandwich
Fried Cheese Curds With Spicy Boysenberry Dipping Sauce
Boysenberry BBQ Ribs
Boysenberry Churro Sundae
Boysenberry Dessert Flautas
Fish & Chips Sandwich With Boysenberry Tartar Sauce