April 22, 2018

To prune or not to prune?

Posted In: Fruit & Vegetables
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    JACKIE BARHAM on: 6th December 2017 at 8:04 pm #16059

    I have had my first few raspberries this year, but not sure or whether to prune back bush or not and is this the right time to do so? Help me please?

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    Mike Wright on: 29th December 2017 at 1:36 pm #16101

    It depends if your raspberries are Summer or Autumn fruiting ones.
    Do you know the category they are in?

    If Autumn fruiting then now is fine, cut hard back, near to the ground as you can get. They will grow new canes next Spring, fruit Autumn

    If summer, different pruning entirely. Do NOT cut hard back unless you are sure what type they are or you will lose your 2018 crop

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    Ashridge Trees on: 3rd April 2018 at 1:39 pm #16216

    Yes be careful in that department, there’s plenty of resources available online should you need it. But don’t overestimate the need for information when gardening, if you want there are many people here to help.

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