Do you want to know how to grow a Logaberry? This guide will help you with tips on what they need, when to harvest and more.

Soil

What soil is good for Loganberries?

Rich, moisture retentive soil with plenty of compost mixed in. 

Position

How much sun do Loganberries need?

Full sun to afternoon shade

Frost Tolerant

Are Loganberries frost tolerant?

Yes

Spacing

How much space do Loganberries need?

Space at least 2m apart to allow for suckering. 

Planting

When should I plant Loganberries?

Late autumn or early spring is the best time to transplant most dormant plants. Plants, with the exception of bare-root, can be transplanted at anytime between when the ground thaws and when it freezes (so anytime if you are in a frost free climate). However, if transplant in the heat of summer, you'll need to be diligent in watering and provide extra shade for your plant in the first few weeks after transplanting. 

Dig a hole 2-3 times the width of the root ball. The hole should allow the plant to sit at the same level in the soil as it was previously. Fill the hole with soil ensuring the crown of the plant, where roots and stem meet, is level with the soil surface. 

Plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Loganberries?

Each spring, top-dress the soil around the plant with well rotted organic matter such as compost and manure, as well as some Potash and Blood and Bone. Use an organic liquid fertiliser throughout the season if the leaves show signs of deficiency. 

Add a 2 inch layer of mulch around the vine to retain soil moisture.  

Harvesting

When can I harvest Loganberries?

Harvest berries regularly as they ripen throughout the season.

Pests

What pests do Loganberries get?

Aphids, Mites, Raspberry Cane Maggot, Raspberry Crown Borer, Root Weevils, Slugs, Snails  

Diseases

What diseases do Loganberries get?

 Botrytis Fruit Rot, Crown Gall, Phytophthora Root Rot, Powdery Mildew, Raspberry Leaf Spot, Rust

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Loganberries?

It is important to construct a trellis to support the berry canes. You can use posts at either end of the garden bed with support wires, or you can train canes around an arbor. 

Troubleshooting

How do I troubleshoot my growing problems?

Loganberry vines can become invasive if not maintained. 

It may be beneficial to plant a thornless variety in a home setting, particularly if children will be harvesting the berries.

Plants may need netting to prevent bird damage. 

 

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