Growing Rasberries - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Mohegan, NY (Zone 6A)
Question by hymanbuchwal
April 5, 2005
I have been growing rasberries for a few years. This spring I cut them back and saved the cuttings. I put the cuttings in water and they have started to grow buds, but no roots. Will roots develop, what should I do stimulate root growth. I did this last year, no roots grew and when I put the sticks in the ground, they died.

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2005


In my experience it is easier to propagate raspberries by root division and transplanting in very early spring, or by layering during the growing season. To layer, bend a cane down so it touches the ground and makes a U shape. Bury the bottom of the U under the soil and hold it in place with a stone if necessary. Eventually roots will form underground. When there is a nice root system, separate this rooted tip from the parent and transplant it in early September or early the next spring. I hope this helps!

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