Propagating Raspberry Plants From Cuttings - Knowledgebase Question

Montour Falls, NY
Question by mwoody
February 23, 1998
How do I start raspberry plants from cuttings?


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Answer from NGA
February 23, 1998

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Raspberry plants can be started from cuttings but not the kind you may be thinking of. Stem cuttings do not work well for raspberries, however root cuttings can be used. You can get lots of new plants with this method, but it takes several years for the cuttings to produce fruit-bearing plants. The technique is quite simple: Cut down into the plant with a sharp shovel and dig up a mass of roots. Cut them into pieces about 2-inches long. Lay these about 4 inches apart in a nursery bed outside and cover them with about an inch of a compost, sand, and soil mix. Sprouts will appear after a few weeks. Leave them in the nursery bed for two years before planting them in their permanent location.

Good luck.

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