When the raspberry harvest has come to an end in the garden, prune out
the old flowering canes at soil level. The new shoots that have grown
this year will bear next year’s fruit. Removing the old canes from the
raspberry row will prevent the carry over of diseases, and give the new
canes light and space.
* Select the old canes which had fruit this year and cut them out at
* Choose the two strongest and healthiest new canes on each root to
keep in the row. Cut away the weaker canes at soil level.
* Leave only 3 to 4 young raspberry canes per foot of row.
* Tie the new raspberry canes to the supports, using a twisting
knot, so that the canes do not rub against the support.
* The raspberry canes are quite pliable at this time of the year and
can be bent and moved into position. The canes become brittle in
the spring and snap easily, so it is important to train them into
Pruning the raspberry canes as soon as the fruiting season ends, will
encourage a good crop of raspberries in the garden next year.
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