Red Antwerp Raspberries & Lawton Blackberries

bluepelt(FL)June 8, 2006

I have been reading a book I borrowed from the library, "Ten Acres Enough", and it praises these berries.

The book was written in the 1800's, so I guess that qualifies them as heirlooms.

I wondered if anyone had any knowledge of them or suggestions for sources should I want to aquire some.

Thanks.

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feldon30(N Houston (8))

Finding a fair amount of information about Red Antwerp Raspberries but not about how to get them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loganberry
The loganberry is generally thought to be derived from a cross between the Red Antwerp raspberry and the American blackberry Aughinburgh. It was accidentally created in 1880 or 1881 in Santa Cruz, California by the American lawyer and horticulturist James Harvey Logan (1841-1928).

Something tells me this is a lost variety because every reference to it is from the 1880's.

Lawton Blackberries are commercially available. I'm sure a Google search will yield a place you can order cuttings from.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2006 at 4:53PM
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botanybabe

I grow Lawton blackberries, and they are divine.

Lainey

    Bookmark   June 25, 2006 at 9:18AM
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feldon30(N Houston (8))

I miss living in PA. Black Raspberries (not blackberries) would probably die or produce bitter berries here. We had a wild patch up there. Mmmmmmmmm!!!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2006 at 10:38PM
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