Raspberry Plants
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First pruning of new black raspberry plants

Zone Seattle, WA | lg added on September 11, 2019 | Answered

I live in Washington State and I planted 2 bare root black rasperries in late winter. They produced about a pint of fruit. It is now September and what I read says not to prune them back the first year. The canes are about 10 ft long and a bit unruly. Do I need to wait until next year to prune them? Should I prune in late winter/early spring coming up or wait another 12 months?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 13, 2019

It is definitely not a good idea to prune them the first year. This article will explain when, and how to prune them correctly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/raspberry/pruning-black-raspberry-bushes.htm

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