Loganberries look very similar to raspberries. They are, however, very tart, so they are rarely eaten out of hand and usually used for cooking or making wine with. Indeed, the berry is also more important as breeding stock, having been used as the parent of many berry cultivars now on the market.
The berries have a deep, purplish red colour.
Can be used for any purpose a berry is used for, even wine making.
The Loganberry bush was found as a chance seeding in 1881 by a Judge James H. Logan in his garden in Santa Cruz, California, and named after him.
The fruit was first tasted 31 May 1883.
It’s not entirely certain whether it is a red variety of a Blackberry or a cross between a Raspberry and a Blackberry.
It was introduced into England in 1897.