Our next berry is the Logan Berry. It is actually a cross between blackberry and a raspberry. The plant and fruit are more similar to the blackberry than the raspberry, but the fruit color is dark red rather than black as blackberries are.
The Logan Berry was actually an accident created in 1883 in the Santa Cruz, California area. Mr. James Harvey Logan, who was a lawyer and judge and horticulturist, had planted blackberries and raspberries too close together which resulted in their intermixing and then growing together. He took the seeds of this mixture and the result was the Loganberry. It is not surprising that this unique berry was named after him; thus the Logan berry.
Some have described the taste of Logan berries as juicy and having a sharp, acidic taste while others define the flavor as a mixture of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries all combined together. This berry has few seeds. They are an excellent berry for eating raw, cooking, for jams and jellies, in pies, cobblers, muffins, and even fruit syrup and wines.
Logan berries have a high Vitamin C content, as well as many other good vitamins and minerals. The British Navy gave their men loganberries especially to help prevent the sailors from getting scurvy at the beginning of the 20th century.
Long live the Logan berry! I hope you’ll get to enjoy this unique, healthy, and delicious berry.