Loganberry

Loganberries are undemanding and easy to grow, and continue to fruit for many years. The rich, fresh tasting flavor of the loganberry will leave you wanting for more. The loganberry bears large, deep wine-red berries that slightly longer than a raspberry with a juicier and sharper, ...
Loganberries are undemanding and easy to grow, and continue to fruit for many years. The rich, fresh tasting flavor of the loganberry will leave you wanting for more. The loganberry bears large, deep wine-red berries that slightly longer than a raspberry with a juicier and sharper, tart flavor. Raised from seed by James Harvey Logan, a lawyer and amateur horticulturist, the loganberry is thought to be a hybrid between the wild blackberry (Rubus ursinus) of the Pacific coast and the red raspberry (Rubus idaeus). The fruit can be canned, frozen for preserves, or made into wine.

These cane berries prefer full sun and a deep, well-drained, fertile soil with a pH 6.0-6.5, but thrive in most soil types. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 3' in a row with 8'-10' between rows. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2 below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize newly set plants 2-3 weeks after planting and again in early summer. The canes of the loganberry tend to vine more like their blackberry ancestors so they will need a bit of support to keep them from getting out of control. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring, when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm up. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BARE ROOT PLANTS
You may be a little startled when you first encounter a ‘bare root’ plant. This is simply a plant that has had the soil washed from its roots to facilitate shipping, and to help prevent the transfer of soil-borne pathogens and pests. Our bare root plants are shipped to you in a dormant state. Unpack your plants and submerge the roots into a bucket of water for 1 hour so the roots will begin to absorb moisture. Be sure to plant them within 48 hours, before the plants break their dormancy.

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