Did you know that Nelson is the boysenberry growing centre of the universe?
In 2018, Pic's mates down the road grew a bumper crop of boysenberries - they had way more on their hands than they could get out the door! All this talk of what to do with the rest got Pic thinking about summers spent with purple-stained fingers and the satisfaction of snoozing in the sun with a full belly of pick-your-own berries.
"Wouldn't it be nice if you could get that summer feeling all year round?" he thought to himself. That one thought led to another and voila! Our jelly was born.
Now we're in 2021 and the word about boysenberry has gotten out - buyers all over the world can't get enough of the stuff!
With the combination of our mates managing to sell out their entire crop every year and the local processors of puree and concentrate shutting up shop for good, we've decided to gracefully bow out of the jelly game (for now).
Who knows what the future may bring, but for now, it's farewell to our sweet (but not too sweet) boysenberry jelly.
Boysenberry puree (grown in Nelson) 49%, Boysenberry concentrate 3%, cane sugar, lemon juice concentrate, gelling agent (pectin).