Thornless loganberry

Loganberry 'LY 654'

Thornless loganberry - Loganberry  'LY 654'

Common Name: Thornless loganberry
Genus: Loganberry
Cultivar: 'LY 654'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Will tolerant a wide range of soil moisture levels

  • Other features: large dark red fruit (mid July to August)

    A popular soft fruit that was originally discovered in Judge Logan's garden in California in 1880. The fruit is large, red and succulent with a sharp taste. This is a thornless variety which needs similar conditions to blackberries but more heat and sunlight. A delicious berry for jams, jellies and pies.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted shorten the canes to about 23cm (9in). Each spring mulch well with well-rotted manure. Plants flower on one-year-old wood so the new canes need to be separated from fruiting ones. After cropping cut the fruiting canes down to the ground and tie in the new ones that have grown that year.