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 Post subject: Raspberry Canes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:54 pm 
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I have recently bought a house and there is a frame in the back garden with raspberry canes growing up it.

I have no idea whether they have borne fruit over the summer, or indeed how old they are.

Is the best course of action to cut them down to ground level ? and see what happens next summer ,or dig them out and replace them in February next year?

Either way, I suppose I cannot expect fruit until 2019?


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The usual time to cut down Raspberry canes is late winter/early spring. They will produce fruit on the new growth the same summer, (or autumn, depending on the variety).

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Leave them a few month yet before cutting. When you do prune them they should not be dry inside, otherwise they are dead. We never use to cut our right down to the ground but were pretty severe, also want to angle the cuts to provide maximum spread of new growth and prevent overcrowding.


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Thank You for taking the trouble to reply.

This is sound advice which I will follow.

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