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Q.Raspberry Canes – Only 1 Of 5 Showing Signs Of Life?

Zone TA11 7LG | Lyndannjones added on February 15, 2020 | Answered

I planted 3 new raspberry canes in January. One of them has leaves at the top and some new growth at the base but the other 4 canes I planted are not showing any signs of life although the stems are green when scraped. Do I need to ditch the four that are showing no signs of life at all? Any advice gratefully received. This is my first attempt at growning these canes. Many th anks in advance.

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Answered on February 17, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. If there is still some life, then you can try pruning just the tips of the canes. This can, often, get them going for the year.

I wouldn't give up on them until they are dead to the ground. Often, they will shoot up a branch unexpectedly, at the last moment.

Here are some articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/category/edible/fruits/raspberry

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