They are large, long berries with dark red skin and a tart taste. They can be hard to pick because they are so soft.
The thornless bushes are high yielders. Commercially, Waimate berries are considered good to grow for processing and for pick your own operations.
Waimate berries freeze well; good for jams.
Waimate berries are a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry.
Waimate Berries are named after Waimate, New Zealand, 100 miles (160 km) from Christchurch.