The Q&A Archives: Raspberries

Question: I have a beautiful raspberry patch. Too healthy maybe. How is the best way to prune them and when?

Answer: Summer-bearing raspberries bear fruit on two year old canes called floricanes. Prune the bearing canes off at ground level immediately after harvesting. Canes that have not produced fruit should be cut back to 4' or 5'. These canes will develop fruiting wood the following spring. If the canes are crowded, thin them in early spring, before growth begins, to 2-4 strong canes per foot of row. Enjoy your berry patch!

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