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Pruning raspberries in the fall.
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Lori Henderson    Posted 10-06-2004 at 21:16:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is there some information that would help me to prune the lovely raspberries that are getting out of control?


Gardener    Posted 10-07-2004 at 11:15:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everbearing red raspberries such as Heritage will bear berries on the old canes as well as on the new canes. I cut all the canes down after they become dorment and in that way there is only one crop. If you let the old canes produce, they should be removed before the new canes bear or the berry row can be a mess. Our ag extension service says you will get a bigger better crop by opting for the single crop.


Salmoneye    Posted 10-07-2004 at 05:00:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cut down the canes that bore fruit this year...Berries will only bear on year old growth, so what grew this year will have fruit next year...Mulch around the remaining canes about 4 inches thick with pine needles for the winter...Berries like acid soil and pine needles are very acidic...If you have no pine needles, leaves will work also...


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