Raspberries - Knowledgebase Question

Annapolis, MD
Question by Woofter629
October 16, 1998
How big do raspberries grow? Can I grow them in a pot?

Answer from NGA
October 16, 1998


Raspberries are classified with brambles, but they can be kept neat and orderly with proper pruning. The canes, depending upon cultivar, rarely reach more than 6-8 feet tall. After fruiting the canes are cut down and new ones will grow from the crown of the plant. You can use a container that's 18-24 inches deep, to accommodate the root mass of the plant, and to allow enough room for new shoots to develop. Make sure the soil you use is rich and well-draining, put the pot in a sunny site, supply plenty of water during the growing season, and your raspberries should thrive.

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