Loganberries are rampant, scrambling, deciduous fruiting shrubs producing masses of large, juicy, cone-shaped deep red fruits from midsummer through early autumn. The fruit has a sharp taste, making it more of a cooking berry for using in fruit pies, jams and similar recipes – a little too tart to eat fresh for most peoples’ palates – but combines well with apples in crumbles and other fruity desserts. Loganberries ripen after raspberries but before blackberries, filling the gap nicely in your fruit garden. They are high yielding with an excellent aromatic flavour, ready to harvest when they turn deep red in colour. Loganberries require a support structure; many gardeners tie them into a set of wires along a wall or fence. They have attractive foliage with large, pale green, deeply lobed leaves and there are a number of thornless loganberry varieties available. Grow loganberries in a warm, sheltered spot with plenty of sunlight and protect the canes from strong winds.