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    Dorothyrouse is offline Germinator
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    I have one ‘out of control ‘ loganberry, I have read two differing ways of pruning, please can you advise.

    One says, cut out all this years canes, which I have done, and the cut the new canes to 8 inches from ground.

    The other says, just cut out this years canes.

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    I cut out the old canes and tie in the new ones. if theyr'e too long I cut them back to a manageable length.(usually about 6').
    Couldn't make myself cut them down to 8".
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    same as VC says,they fruit on the new canes grown the previouse year,i let mine just grow and tie in,even if you have to let the bend/arck back,do it whilst they still supple,mine also grew several new off shoots from the long canes,i moved mine earlier on,and hoping it will do something,
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    I do shorten the canes a bit to fit their space, allowing for new growth. I only cut out canes that look a bit old and decrepit (a bit like me) but I've never cut all of the last year's canes out, as despite what they say - they do fruit on last year's canes as well, I find. Perhaps different varieties grow differently - mine are the thornless LY654.
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    Remove last years growth that has fruitted. They are like many that fruit on what grew last summer or autumn. We tend to call it "old" canes or wood. However from one aspect that is questionable.

    I would say if out of control chop the lot and start again. Sometimes that is just the easiest option even though you can expect to lose some of the coming years fruit.

    The other aspect of pruning loganberries is wear good thick stab resistant gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk View Post

    The other aspect of pruning loganberries is wear good thick stab resistant gloves.
    Or.......buy a thornless variety in the first place, as I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    Or.......buy a thornless variety in the first place, as I did
    But are the thornless as good as the thorny? My Waldo blackberry is disappointing and I'm thinking of shredding and replacing.

    Maybe it's a false memory but I'm sure the tayberry I grew years ago was far more aromatic than the thornless one I've got now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyK View Post
    But are the thornless as good as the thorny?

    Maybe it's a false memory but I'm sure the tayberry I grew years ago was far more aromatic than the thornless one I've got now.
    I've never grown the thorny one, but am happy with the one I have, It's tangy eaten fresh and makes a superb jam, the best one I make according to my family

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