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By Pamsco

Midlothian, Scotland Sco

Is it true that you remove the growing tips from the new canes of summer fruiting raspberries?

I have pruned out all the fruited canes leaving big (6 ft in some cases) new canes. I read somewhere (oh dear) that you should nip the growing tips out. Is this true?

The canes that are left have very few leaves on the lower half/third as they have grown so quickly unchecked. Is this an issue?




You can prune the tops to keep them within bounds but it's not really necessary. Tie the new canes in to the supports and prune out any weak ones to leave them well spaced. The leaves will fall in autumn but it's the little buds that are important for fruit production.

23 Sep, 2010


Thanks volunteer, my mind is rest. Didn't appreciate they lost leaves anyway!

24 Sep, 2010

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