I planted two black raspberry bushes this past April, and they are both producing.
May 06, Raspberries of both summer and fall bearing varieties should be pruned in the winter. This is because the berry canes are fully dormant during this time, so any pruning will stimulate growth, rather than damaging the current growth pattern. Raspberries can be pruned any time between November and March%(64). May 06, Second Year and On: Prune Black Raspberries in Early Fall In the second year after planting, you should get a small harvest in the late spring/early summer.
After fruiting, set your black raspberry plants up for a smooth ride through winter and a Reviews: Jan 04, Raspberries grow on last year’s plants. This is why it’s important to know how to prune raspberry plants. If you cut down all the new suckers, you will not have any fruit next year. Once Berry season is over with for the year, get in the patch and cut all those paler green shoots (the ones that gave you fruit this year). Cut all of the fruited canes down to ground level in late autumn.
At this point, there will be some new, young growth. Tie this in at 4-inch intervals to replace the old.
Apply dolomitic lime if necessary to raise the pH to the desired range; thoroughly work the soil to seed-bed consistency.
When your plants have grown taller, loop the new top growth over and tie this in too. How to Prune Autumn-Fruiting Raspberry Canes. Mar 29, On the bright side, pruning red raspberries only has to be done once or twice a year.
This simple task encourages new growth, promotes fruit production, reduces the potential for disease and makes it easier to pick the fruit.
Neglecting your patch allows. Oct 18, Blackberries and raspberries are one of the most popular fruits to grow and they are among the easiest for the home gardener to successfully produce. Blackberries and raspberries come as erect types (no trellis required) and trailing types (trellis required), depending on the varieties selected.
This publication discusses growing raspberries and blackberries in a home garden.