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Berryfruit - Loganberry

Rubus idaeus Hybrid
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Hybrid cross between Raspberry and Blackberry.

Landscape Value

Plants are best grown with support from a boundary fence or similar as they have a trailing habit, try in a planter box against a wall, tied down with wire for support. Ideal in smaller gardens.

Nutritional Value

High in Vitamins C, A, and E, flavonoids and a fairly good source of essential fatty acids.

How to Eat

Ideal for fresh summer fruit salads and making juice.

Generic Fruiting Time

J F M A M J J A S O N D

Growing

Sun

Sunny site with some afternoon shade.

Wind

Does not tolerate wind and salty marine conditions.

Climate

Performs well in both warm and cool climates. Is frost tolerant as they become dormant.

Soil

Loganberries prefer a slightly acidic soil and free draining. Mulch well to ensure the root systems remain moist during the growing season.

Planting

Plant in a warm well drained site with good moisture during fruit ripening. Plant so there is support for the fruiting canes. Plant plants about 1.5m apart.

Fertiliser

An application of general fertiliser in spring with compost mulch is all that is required. Too much nitrogen will encourage leaf production instead of flowers.

Pruning

Prune in winter to remove all canes that have fruited and all damaged and weak canes. Remove canes to the base, any fully thorny canes should be cut off as low to the ground as possible. Tie up young trailing canes to a trellis system, they will fruit in the second year. Remove tips so canes do not become too long and encourage fruiting laterals … read more about pruning

Pests

Good hygiene and not growing plants in wet soils will keep many diseases at bay. Bird netting may be needed. A spring spray at bud burst and regular sprays will ensure fruit are pest free.

Hardiness

-5°C

Special Conditions

Cold weather at flowering will result in poor pollination and therefore small fruit.

 


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