Answer: You can cut some of the shoots down, leaving some to become new plants. Usually raspberry canes are cut down completely when they've finished fruiting and new canes are allowed to grow in their places. Your Heritage cultivar should produce in the fall, after which the canes should be cut to the ground. Some raspberry cultivars will produce in the spring and in the fall. With these 'everbearers' you cut the fruiting part of the cane off in the fall and after harvesting the spring crop, cut the canes fully down to the ground so new ones will develop.
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