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Crossing Two of Summer’s Favorite Berries

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Cathy Isom explains what you get when you cross two of summer’s favorite berries. She also tells you how to plant and care for this wonderful fruit. That’s coming up on This La

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Crossing Two of Summer’s Favorite Berries
Image credit: Loganberries in blossom
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If you’re a fan of midsummer raspberries and late summer blackberries, then you’re going to love hybrid offspring of these two berry favorites… loganberries.

Loganberries taste like raspberries that have gone wild, or like blackberries that have fruited in sweet June instead of vibrant August. The plant and the fruit resemble the blackberry more than the raspberry, but the fruit color is a dark red, rather than black as in blackberries. 

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Image credit: Fruiting Thornless Loganberry
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Loganberry fruit is loaded with nutrition, including a number of vitamins and minerals as well as lots of fiber and protein.  Studies have found that the antioxidants in loganberry fruit can help prevent several types of cancer, including colon, stomach, skin, breast, lung, and prostate cancers.

Most growers start loganberries from young plants. If you’re looking for loganberry plants, they’re easy to find at farm and garden stores. Many gardeners start their own loganberry bushes at home from seeds or cuttings. Buying young loganberry canes to plant in fall or spring is the easiest way to get started. Like raspberries and blackberries, loganberry plants can be planted in almost any season. They spread quickly, so make sure you give them plenty of room.

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