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When and how do I prune autumn fruiting raspberries

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3 year old plants on our allotment -now approx 3'6" tall.



hi irissuzy,
just done ours! cut all last years growth down to ground level, clear any weeds and await new growth, which will produce this years crop of delicious raspberries.......steve

27 Feb, 2009


Hi, yes Steve is quite right about the raspberries.
Reference: Fruit & Vegetable Gardening book by Michael Pollock. Snowdrop fan.

27 Feb, 2009


You can also prune a third off last years canes and you will get an earlier crop from them while the new canes grow for cropping in the autumn. Then cut the older canes right down after fruiting, leave the new canes to treat the same next year.

28 Feb, 2009

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