Transplanting Raspberries In Fall - Knowledgebase Question

Menominee, MI
Question by alpha13
September 23, 1998
My father has a very large raspberry patch. Before we prune out the old canes, we would like to know whether or not the new canes, which are 4-7 feet tall, can be transplanted to new bed. How many canes should be left per square foot of row for fruiting next year?

Answer from NGA
September 23, 1998


Yes you can transplant them in the fall, although spring (late March to April) would be better. You did not mention which type of raspberries you had. Some form a hedgerow while others tend to remain individual plants. Hedgerow types should have canes about 6 - 8 inches apart after pruning or digging. Individual plants should have 5 or 6 canes left.

Cut the canes on the plants you dig up back to about 8 inches long. This stub can be used as a "handle" to assist in transplanting them in their new location.

Good luck with those berries!

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