Raspberry Plants

Cutting, Thinking Summer Bearing Raspberries

gkeyser2331 added on September 22, 2017 | Answered

Duluth, MN.--I have a small patch and each fall I have been removing the canes that bore fruit. Past years bushes usually got to about 5 feet tall. This year I added some recommended fertilizer along with straw and leaf mulch and with all the rain they have grown to 7-8 feet tall. Question: after removing the canes that bore fruit this year, should I top the remaining bushes and if so how much should be pruned away? Gene.

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Answered on September 23, 2017

Depending on the type of raspberry, knowing when to prune can be tricky. I have an article here that will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/raspberry/pruning-raspberry-bushes.htm

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