How to grow loganberries in a garden
Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil and ensure there is protection from the hot afternoon sun and strong winds. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
. If the soil is clay based, add gypsum and fork in well.
Install a trellis or support system, with wires running between two stakes at waist and shoulder height. This will help support the canes as they grow.
Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the container. Remove the canes from pot, position two canes in the same hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. If planting more than one plant, ensure you space them at least 1.5m apart.
Water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw ensuring to keep it away from the canes.
As the canes grow, loosely tie any fruiting canes to the top wire, and tie the newer canes (with no fruit) to the wire below.
In autumn, cut back the older canes (the ones sitting on top) to ground level. Untie canes from the bottom wire and retie them to the second wire. Repeat this process yearly to help keep the canes under control.