Real World Gardener Autumn Berriesin Plant of the Week

April 26th, 2016


Berrries: loganberry;Raspberry;Blackberry; Youngberry

Did you ever go out to collect wild blackberries when you were quite young and come home with scratches all over your arms and legs?

Youngberries photo M Cannon

Perhaps you were a bit more clever and carried a sheet of iron or a plank of wood that you plopped down into the middle of the patch to get the berries.

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So, what about growing your own?

Let’s find out which ones are so good by listening to the podcast.….I'm talking with the plant panel: Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal  and Jeremy Critchley, The Green Gallery wholesale nursery owner.

The Berry Patch in a Pot™ Range features four great varieties of fruit that can be grown in any garden!

This includes Blackberries, Loganberries, Youngberries and Raspberries.

Berry flowers. photo M Cannon

Youngberry is a complex hybrid between three different species from the genus Rubus, the raspberries, blackberries, and dewberries of the rose family. The berries of the plant are eaten fresh or used to make juice, jam, etc.

Loganberries:Rubus x loganobaccus Loganberry.

The Loganberry is a modern variety of fruit that was developed from an accidental cross between a raspberry and a blackberry.

Loganberries have look a bit like blackberries, but are more red in colour.

The vines or canes of the Loganberry  don't grow like either the blackberry or raspberry.

They trail or grow upon the ground.


The best part is that these plants are ideal for pots and containers as well as for growing in the garden.



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