Description of Loganberry Plants & Fruit: The loganberry makes a great addition to any soft fruit collection. The plants are big, vigorous, hardy and healthy. Its juicy, acidic fruit are not the most popular for eating fresh (it depends on your taste buds), but that same quality makes them outstanding for use in cooking, jam making, stewing and even brewing wine. Harvest the fruit when they turn deep red-purple & do it on a dry day. Loganberry plants will stay in their prime for 15+ years, after which they may begin to decline and crop less.
Crops for about 2 months from mid July to the end of August.
Good for freezing.
Growing Loganberry Plants: The canes can snap in strong winds, so it's important to tie them down well to stable wires. Growing Loganberries is exactly the same as growing blackberries. A rich soil is important - improve with plenty of manure & mulch each year for best results.
Bred in 1883 by Judge James Logan of Santa Cruz, California and brought over here in 1897. The parents of the Loganberry are thought to be a European Raspberry called 'Red Antwerp' and a Blackberry called 'Aughinbaugh'. It was used to breed the Tayberry (by crossing with more raspberries) and the Boysenberry (crossed with raspberries & blackberries).
Loganberries are grown commercially in the US for making juice, but they have not caught on over here. Like wild blackberries, the fruit ripen over a long period, with bunches of fully ripe fruit next to totally unripe ones. Please note that from the autumn of 2010 onwards we only sell the LY654 clone which is almost thornless. Tasting blind, we have been unable to detect any difference between this and the traditional, thorny loganberry.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.