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autumn fruiting raspberries

PostPosted: 25 Apr 2010 13:35
by GillB
I have new canes which I cut back to 9" on planting as per instructions.
Now new shoots on these old canes are flowering. Should I remove these flowers/shoots and wait for shoots from soil level?

PostPosted: 25 Apr 2010 19:52
by gardening_guru
Autumn fruiting raspberries will flower and fruit on the new shoots which you have generated by cutting back canes hard.

With any flowering plants, as a general rule the flowering time of year gives a big clue to the age of the wood upon which the flowers are produced, spring/early summer flowers are usually produced on wood from the previous calendar year, late summer/autumn flowers are usually produced on wood from the current calendar year.

Don't cut out any wood that has flowers on it because the flowers will turn into fruits.

In future to avoid any confusion about raspberry pruning adopt the policy of cutting back hard shoots as soon as they have finished fruiting, whatever the variety, whatever the time of fruiting.

PostPosted: 26 Apr 2010 19:42
by GillB