Q.My Heritage Red Raspberry Plant Isn’t Doing Well.
I bought 4 plants last year from a nursery as primocanes, and planted them in a new bed. They produced a few tiny berries last year that turned brown and dried up. This year 3 plants were eaten (to the ground) by rabbits. The one that is left is a floricane and is producing tiny berries that turn brown and dry up. The upper leaves turn yellow and brown, get holes in them and fall off. The stem looks healthy but there are brown nodules where leaf stems meet the main stem. I am not sure if that is normal. Thinking it might be a fungus, I removed large suckers that were nearby to increase air circulation and have stopped watering frequently, and I pulled out the many wild raspberries on our rural property. It still has the same issues.
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It does sound like a fungal infection. This will need to be cured before planting again. These articles will help: