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Loganberry Thornless

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Rubus x loganobaccus Thornless

Vigorous with large tasty fruit

Loganberry fruits ripen between August and September, and have a delicious juicy flavour once fully ripe and dark red. The fruit is equally delicious fresh or added to summer desserts.

Where?

The new shoots are very vigorous and for best results need training on wires, against a fence or wall in a sunny sheltered spot.

How?

Best in a fertile, well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Net the area to protect the sweet fruits from birds. Loganberries are most productive on one year old stems, and once fruiting is over the older stems should be cut out.

Originating from a cross between raspberry and blackberry, this fruit is extremely versatile. The dark purple berries are used in jams, jellies, pies and juices.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - September
Cropping July - September

Typically available

From March to September