Loganberry (Rubus hybrid) Fruit Bush 3ltr Pot
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A thornless raspberry/ blackberry hybrid. Very high yields of enormous, long, cone-shaped berries ripening from mid July. Loganberries have an excellent aromatic flavour, they are juicier but sharper than raspberries. The fruit is ideal for all purposes and is best cropped when they turn deep red in colour. Bushy vigorous growth and the branches need permanent support so is ideal for training against a wall or fence.
- Self fertile
- Planting Distance 1.5m apart
- Height & Spread 1.8m x 1.5m
- Crops July/ August
A crossbreeding of the North American blackberry and the European raspberry, the loganberry is an early fruiting (July to August), attractive fruit bush that looks great and produces beautiful, sweet fruit. The serrated green leaves of this bush form a rugged clump of foliage that supports small clusters of large, firm red fruit. The sweet taste of the Loganberry goes perfectly with porridge or yogurt in a healthy breakfast, blended with other fruit as part as a smoothie or eaten on their own. Why not crush the berries up in a bowl and mix with gin and soda water for a refreshing cocktail. This semi-evergreen fruit bush is a spineless variety which makes it easier to handle and safer around children and animals.
How to look after Loganberry
Place in a sunny location and water regularly so that the soil is moist, but not wet. This plant likes to climb so it is easily planted under a trellis or plant support to create a space filling and beautiful display. Make sure you prune any brown or discoloured leaves, and watch check the eaves regularly for caterpillars.
When do I harvest Loganberry?
Between May and June your plant will produce small white flowers. After a few weeks these will fall off to leave the early fruit that will turn from green to red and eventually black. When the fruit has turned red harvest by twisting the berry from the stem. Once picked, the Loganberry will only last for about a day so only pick when needed.
How do you store Loganberry fruits?
Once picked a Loganberry will not last long. If you want to preserve your fruits for longer you can either blend the fruits into a thick juice which you can freeze or freeze whole fruits in an airtight bag.
How to look after your Loganberry bush
Plant your Loganberry in a sunny spot that is well-sheltered from cold winds. The soil should be well-draining, and full of organic matter, so mulch and manure sandy or clay soils. Make sure to provide a cane or trellis for the plant to climb up. Around mid-spring feed with a high potassium liquid feed to get the best fruits.
How often should I water my Loganberry?
Young plants should be watered well at least once a week to keep the soil moist, but not wet. Once established you can decrease the frequency of watering, but you will get better fruits if the frequency is kept up.
How do you prune a Loganberry bush?
These vigorous growing fruits need to be pruned regularly if you want the best fruits. Regularly tie in new shoots, and then all side-shoots in the winter. In the second year after planting the plant will produce new canes. To support these, tie loosely to canes or to a trellis.
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