Raspberry Plants

My Red Raspberries Did Not Bear Fruit This Summer, Why?


svahist added on September 18, 2012 | Answered

I don't have the everbearing type. Last year I had a good crop. This year I didn't have but a few berries. Why?


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Nikki
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Answered on September 19, 2012

This has been a difficult growing season for gardeners. If you are getting flowers with no fruit, this is typically a pollination issue. These articles may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm

If you are not seeing any flowers, then it is likely due to a lack of phosphorus in the soil. This can be remedied by using a phosphorus rich fertilizer or adding bone meal to the soil around your plants.

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