Summer raspberries help needed please

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Summer raspberries help needed please

Postby AdeTheSpade » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:00 pm

Hi all, I've not been here for a while, but I'm wondering whether anyone here can help. Every year, my summer raspberries, that have been in now for about 8 or 9 years at the allotment, have fruited later and later. I then end up pruning them later and later, and this year I'm only just pruning them now. I think I must have got the pruning wrong years ago and it's sort of perpetuated the situation.

Any ideas please of what I should do to remedy the situation, other than starting all over again with new canes?
Many thanks for any help you can give me.
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Re: Summer raspberries help needed please

Postby Pa Snip » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:22 pm

When they do fruit are they fruiting on new growth that has been left unpruned from the previous year. or on growth from the current year
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Re: Summer raspberries help needed please

Postby AdeTheSpade » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi Pa Snip - thanks for your reply - to be honest, probably fruiting on both, ie unpruned from previous year, and also on growth from current year. I think I've just got them in such a mess I don't really know what they're doing!
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Re: Summer raspberries help needed please

Postby Westi » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:27 pm

Mine were established when I got the plot & not cut back for a bit. Next year cut back all the canes that have fruited as soon as they are finished, then the new canes unfruited will maybe be 1/2 & 1/2 to fruit again but same process. The first year will be less fruit unfortunately but enough & bigger. Then you will be more easily able to differentiate new from old stems from then on.
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Re: Summer raspberries help needed please

Postby AdeTheSpade » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks Westi - I'll try it that way and see if they start doing what they should be doing!
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