Raspberry Conundrum

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Raspberry Conundrum

Postby Compo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:58 am

Im afraid I've neglected my raspberry patch. They are autumn and summer largely separated. Should I chop em all to the ground or just leave them till next winter.?
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Re: Raspberry Conundrum

Postby Sludge » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:27 pm

I’d just thin them out a bit and remove all the canes obviously older than last years. You may find the autumn fruiting ones fruit on last years canes or send up enough new canes to fruit this year.
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Re: Raspberry Conundrum

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:08 pm

If the Autumn ones have new shoots just showing at ground level, you can prune all the old canes to the ground level.. but if there is lttle sign of new shoots, I would just cut the oldest and weakest looking canes out.
With the Summer fruiting ones, just try and cut as many of the dead canes out as possible, to let some air in.
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Re: Raspberry Conundrum

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:08 pm

Autumn fruiting varieties will produce on old wood, I used to half prune mine to get some earlier and some later fruits to avoid getting a glut all at one time.
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