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By Dab

south Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

when i cut back my raspberry canes do i also cut back this years new growth



No. This years new growth is what next years raspberries will grow on, Dab, so just cut the tops off at about 5 to 6 feet to keep them under control.

4 Aug, 2012


Agree. Only cut out the old canes and leave the new growth because that's what will give you fruit next summer.

4 Aug, 2012


Don't leave too many new canes growing, as they can easily crowd each other out - I made this mistake last year. I should also have fed them with ferrous sulphate at some stage because the leaves became chlorosed - too much competition, apparently. The crop wasn't nearly as good as in past years.

5 Aug, 2012

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