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Pruning raspberry bushes improves their overall health and vigor. In addition, when you prune raspberry plants, it helps increase fruit production. Since raspberries grow only foliage the first season (year) and flowers and fruit the next (second year), removing dead canes can make it easier to obtain a maximum yield and berry size.
When to Prune Raspberry Plants. Once your raspberry plants have put on enough growth (which may not be until after their first year with you), aim to prune in the early spring, just as new growth emerges.
Prune young canes back until they are around 4 to 5 feet tall. Apr 04, Many gardeners sacrifice the summer raspberry crop and only harvest the fall crop, which is superior in quality.
If you decide to sacrifice the early summer crop, you simply prune all of the canes to the ground at the end of winter. New canes will grow every summer, fruit Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Pruning practices depend on the type of raspberry grown. Raspberries are classified in various ways: by fruit color and/or fruiting habit. By Fruit Color - There are red, black, purple, or yellow-fruited types. The red raspberry is first to ripen, followed by the black, purple, and yellow cultivars.
For only a fall crop, mow all the canes down to 2"-3" after the fall harvest during late fall or late winter. Annual Pruning: A well pruned raspberry patch will be healthier and more fruitful because of better distribution of light, air movement, and pesticides. Hand held.