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I have three varieties of raspberries, earlies, summer and autumn and obviously last year I pruned them at the wrong time as they have all fruited at the same time - which is now. Is it possible to prune them this year so that they revert to fruiting over a longer period? I have already frozen 8lbs and we have eaten just as many but would love to spread them across the season again!

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  • Posted: Mon. 23rd July 2012 22:20

Re: Raspberry pruning

Reply from Gill

I'm not sure about the earlies, but autumn raspberry canes need to be cut right down to ground level in winter. The raspberries will grow on the new growth next year. For summer raspberries, you cut out the canes which have fruited once they've finished fruiting. Cut them down to ground level.Then you are left with young canes that will fruit the following year. These should then fruit before the autumn ones.

  • Posted: Mon. 30th July 2012 20:09