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Post  johnp on 11/4/2013, 10:27 am

This past weekend I cleaned out three more beds and recharged four for the spring. While doing this I decided to cut the raspberries down. I have two different types, ones that come up every year and others that take two years to produce. The ones that will produce next spring are very tall, so tall they bent over the top wire and went all the way back to the ground. After cleaning up the one's that were finished I decided to rearrange the  long shafts. Several of the ends of the shafts were rooted into the ground. I didn't know this would or could happen. Can I just cut existing shafts and not worry about it ?
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Post  JimF on 11/5/2013, 8:13 pm

Just go ahead and cut then the rooted end is a new bush. Cool moma had a baby.
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Post  johnp on 11/6/2013, 9:02 am

Thanks Jim
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Post  GWN on 11/7/2013, 8:54 pm

Interesting subject. The everbearing VS the June bearing raspberries
I have a large assortment of raspberries and am trying to make  a plan to keep a good source of berries all summer

The fall bearing rasps...  will produce a small crop on last years vine, then sent out a new shoot and produce on that one in the fall.
You can apparently cut this one right off at the ground and it will not produce an early crop... but its Fall crop will apparently be earlier.

The spring bearing (or june bearing) raspberries will produce an early crop on last years cane.
So for the June bearing raspberries I have cut them off at the base when they were finished fruiting, and the cane that has been growing all years will be next years cane.

For the fall bearing you can do a few things and I am experimenting with  them all.
If you cut them off at the ground when they have stopped fruiting, you will get a crop earlier than the fall, say in August.
If you just cut off the top 1/3rd of the cane, then that which you leave will produce raspberries in the spring.
So the way I figure I will get a longer season of berries....   thoughts.?????  Any other raspberry growers


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Post  walshevak on 11/7/2013, 8:59 pm

4 raspberrys planted summer 2013. Rabbits ate all but one. It got to be about 18" high one cane this year and had 3 flowers. Maybe next year.

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Post  johnp on 11/8/2013, 9:00 am

GWN I think you are correct about the fall bearing plants. I went to a seminar two years ago from the state ext. office on raspberries and I have a whole packet of info. Tonight when I get home I will look at and respond.
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Post  johnp on 11/9/2013, 9:23 am

I found that report on raspberries. What is says is after the plants have become dormant in the fall, you will want to prune off only the upper portions of the primocanes(fall bearing). The following spring, the buds along the length of those shortened canes will start to grow and will produce fruit in July. Simultaneously, new primocanes will emerge from the soil. This will give you your fall crop.
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Post  GWN on 11/9/2013, 11:23 am

I found that report on raspberries. What is says is after the plants have become dormant in the fall, you will want to prune off only the upper portions of the primocanes(fall bearing). The following spring, the buds along the length of those shortened canes will start to grow and will produce fruit in July. Simultaneously, new primocanes will emerge from the soil. This will give you your fall crop

I have read many things on fall bearing, and some people just mow right over them after they have produced in the fall.  The deal here is that the raspberries are ripening every day now and it really is too late. We have had several good frosts and they just do not taste all that good anymore. So by cutting them at the ground now you can actually get them to fruit a little earlier... say in August instead of sept/october.
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