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« on: September 21, 2020, 11:06 »

Took on the second half of my plot this year.

There were raspberry canes all cut down to the ground .

They all fruited this year in the summer , one had lighter green leaves and bore alot more fruit than the others .

I don't know what to do with them now if I cut them all down will they all come back and bear fruit next year ?

A few at the back didn't produce much .
I have no idea how old these plants are



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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 11:51 »
Autumn fruiting raspberries produce fruit on the new canes appearing each spring, so are cut down to the ground after cropping is over. Slightly confusingly, if not cut down, some of the canes survive the winter to produce a small crop the next summer.

Summer fruiting raspberries crop on the new canes produced the previous year, so only the canes which have fruited are cut down, leaving the new canes to bear the next year's fruit.

So, if you don't know which yours are, best way of covering both bases is to cut down any canes which have fruited (they will look woodier, and bear the remains of the fruit stalks.)

If they all appear to have borne fruit, odds are yours are an autumn fruiting variety.

In the longer term, you might want to consider starting a new raspberry patch, using suckers produced by the healthiest looking existing plants.
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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 17:46 »
I'm sorry to hijack this, but I can't forget my Mum looking so proud of herself when my Dad walked in the door and she told him she had cut down all the 'runners' that had grown out of his raspberry patch!  We didn't have any raspberries the next year and she never 'helped' out again. 


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