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June 10, 2009

Commercial growers of tayberries and loganberries?

Filed under: fruit — Tags: , — TopVeg @ 3:35 pm

Alistair is a commercial grower of tayberries and loganberries and is looking for other growers with a view to setting up a network.

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He writes:

We are growing about a 1/4 acre of tayberries and 1/4 acre of loganberries and will have our first major crop this year. I would be interested in hearing from other commercial growers about their experiences with these fruits. The crop is very heavy and is looking very good.

Are there many commercial growers out there? If so, please contact me as I believe we are the only growers in Kent, the fruit bowl of England, and I would love to set up a network.

If anyone is growing tayberries and loganberries commercially, please contact us & we will pass your details on.

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9 Comments

  1. I am not a commercial grower of loganberries. However, I am trying to purchase some of these berries for home use. Do you know where I could get some?

    Comment by Alma Koenig — July 1, 2009 @ 10:54 am

  2. Hi Alma
    I will put out a call – will you have to pick them up. If so where-abouts are you?

    Comment by TopVeg — July 1, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

  3. Hi
    We are a small preserves Manufacturer in Yorkshire we make a wide range of preseres and would love to source a supply of English Loganberries as we have to use Australian at the moment if any Growers are lookin to sell we would be interested

    Comment by Peter — July 22, 2009 @ 7:17 am

  4. Hi Peter
    We have put out a call on twitter & TopVeg for loganberry growers.

    There are two spots around your area advertising loganberries for PYO, but it is worth checking with them to see if they will pick some for you. Harewood, just North of Leeds, & also Askahm Bryan near York (01904 798426 apandje@hotmail.com). The Harewood info is:
    Harewood Bridge Pick Your Own – Wharfedale Grange, Harrogate Road, Dunkeswick, Harewood LS17 9LW. Phone: 0113 2886320. Fax: 0113 3873313.
    Thanks for contacting TopVeg. Hope that helps

    Comment by TopVeg — July 22, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

  5. Hi, Looking for commercial grower(s) of Tayberries. Trying to source large quantity for expanding jam producer. Long term requirement. Initially around 2 tonnes then increasing. May be interested in discussing contract to grow for future season.
    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Comment by Olivia — January 28, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

  6. Hi Olivia

    Thanks for contacting TopVeg. Tayberries were first raised at the Scottish Crop Research Institute, near Dundee.- and I think you would be more likely to find commercial growers in Scotland, & there are several in Angus. I have found this link http://www.berryscotland.com/farmshops.htm.

    Hope that helps

    TopVeg

    Comment by TopVeg — January 28, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  7. [...] In June last year, TopVeg had a message from Alaistair, who grows tayberries in Kent & was trying to set up a network of growers. [...]

    Pingback by Commercial grower(s) of Tayberries Wanted « TopVeg – growing veg,fruit&herbs — January 28, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

  8. How much shade will a tayberry tolerate and yet be very productive. Most articles specify full sun, but one article did say that tayberries will do well in some shade

    Comment by frank ditzler — April 22, 2010 @ 2:29 am

  9. Frank
    Thanks for contacting TopVeg.
    The tayberry prefers full sun.
    However, we have found that it fruits well if it’s position recieves some sun, as the sun goes round during the day, but is then checked by a tree, or building. The sun is high in the sky when the tayberry is in blossom, which increases the chance of the sun reaching the tayberry.
    If the tayberry is permanently under a tree, in full shade, it will not be very productive.
    TopVeg

    Comment by TopVeg — April 22, 2010 @ 8:26 am

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