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.