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I need to transplant my raspberry bushes, and I understand there is a certain time of the year to do this. Can anyone tell me when this is and the best method please.
Also - will transplanting them affect next years crop?]
Hi, Leslie.......yes you can transplant raspberries.
This is best done in October after fruiting and while there still sufficient warmth in the soil for the roots to re-establish.
You ask if it will affect next year's crop. If they are autumn fruiting raspberries, the answer is no, if they are summer fruiting you will lose next year's crop.
The best time to move them is when they are dormant after the leaves have fallen in the Autumn or Winter.
Autumn fruiting raspberries are cut to the ground in February as they fruit on the current year's growth.
Summer fruiting have the fruited stems cut out after fruiting, leaving the current year's growth to fruit next year.
Try not to move them now as they in-leaf.
Thanks for the replies. Mine are summer fruiting, so I guess I'll lose next years fruit - shame.