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Pruning rasperberry Canes

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 16:38

Well yes, I agree with Welsh Onion, as long as autumn fruiters are cut down before growth starts again in the spring that's fine.

And yes again, as I said, if they are summer fruiting then there should be new canes already growing up and I'd hope that they'd be taller than the 3ft NewBoy described, so my suggestion is to go with the assumption that they're autumn fruiters.  

If they are summer fruiters he'd be able to tell the old canes from the new by the evidence of the old shoots that bore the fruits this year.  But I didn't want to complicate matters - it does sound to me as if he's got autumn fruiting raspberry canes there. 

Plant names for people

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 15:16

Probably safer too  

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.


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

 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?  - it's lovely to unwind to.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/12/2012 at 07:36


my bodyclock has no idea of timing!!! 

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