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Pruning rasperberry Canes

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 15:10

 

Pruning rasperberry Canes

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 14:12

My guess is that they're  an autumn fruiting variety (as you say they're not overly tall they may well be Autumn Bliss).  They fruit on canes produced earlier in the same year and they're simple to prune as you just cut them back to a shoot near/at  ground level as soon as they've fnished fruiting.  It's a little late to do it now but no matter, cut them back and mulch with some compost and new shoots will appear in the spring and bear fruit for you in the autumn.

If by any chance they are summer fruiting then the old canes should've been cut out after fruiting and the new canes that were already growing should've been tied in to grow on through the autumn - they will bear fruit next summer.  If they are summer fruiting cutting them back now will lose your next summer's crop, but from your description I'm pretty sure they're autumn fruiting.

Enjoy. 

Pruning rasperberry Canes

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 13:46

Ok  Where did you get them from, did they have a label or a variety name, or were they on the allotment when you took it over?

If we don't know anything else about them, when did they fruit?

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 13:27

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17135.jpg?width=159&height=213&mode=max

 We tried to go for a walk across the grazing marshes this  morning but we should've borrowed a boat - our walk was a little curtailed 

Pruning rasperberry Canes

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 13:21

Are they summer or autumn fruiting type? 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 08:31

Dry and bright here in Norfolk with a hint of sunshine and blue-ish skies   I think a walk accross the marshes is called for .... (after breakfast )

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 08:27

Morning all   Feeling much better today - I think a walk across the marshes before lunch is likely.  

Has anyone else found this? http://www.birdsongradio.com/  - it's lovely to unwind to.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/12/2012 at 07:36

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! 

my bodyclock has no idea of timing!!! 

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 18:53

Well, I'm feeling almost human agan and I've got my cooking mojo back  

A gammon has been simmered, glazed and baked and the gammon stock has been reduced down and put in the garage fridge to make soup some time later in the week.  Herb stuffing has been made and a big free range chicken has been stuffed and covered with streaky bacon and foil, and now it's waiting patiently in the fridge for Christmas morning .  The giblets have been simmering with bay leaves and parsley stalks to make the gravy tomorrow and an onion, cloves and bay leaves are infusing some milk to make bread sauce in the morning.  

Merry Christmas everyone 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 11:13

Dull and drizzly here - horrid but nothing like what some people are having to contend with - our thoughts are with those coping with floods. 

My Mediterranean herbs are in 4 inches of standing water, and we're on free draining sandy loam on a terraced slope.  Think I'll have to re-jig the herb garden in the spring - the rosemary doesn't look happy   

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