There are autumn-cropping types – these fruit on this year’s stems.
There are also traditional summer cropping raspberries that fruit on last year’s canes. These are best trained with a system of wires and posts (or against fences).
Fruiting crops like lots of fertiliser – use bonemeal in spring.
Water well in dry spells.
Raspberries require post and wire support. A double fence is best for autumn fruiting raspberries – space two rows of posts 20-24 inches (50-60cm) apart, and stretch wire horizontally across. Use wire as cross ties every 2 feet.
Harvest June to October.
Prune fruited canes of summer cropping raspberries after harvest and keep new growing canes.
Summer fruiting Raspberries
- these produce flowers and fruit on one year old canes.
- Cut back all fruited canes at ground level after harvesting. Do not leave stubs which can let in disease.
- As it grows support strong canes and cut out weaker ones at ground level.
Autumn fruiting Raspberries
- Prune all canes to ground level in February.