Remove the entire bush, including the roots, to prevent the bush from resprouting and starting to take over again. 1 Cut off the branches of the raspberry bush using a pair of gardening shears.
Jul 27, Black or Purple Raspberry Bush Pruning.
Remove fruiting canes after harvest. Tip prune new shoots in early spring 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) to encourage branching. Top these canes again 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) in summer.
Then after harvest, remove all dead canes and those smaller than ½ inches (1 cm.) in diameter.
Put on thick leather gloves, a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, and prune raspberry canes to 2 to 3 inches tall. Push a sharp spade into the soil 3 to 4 inches around the base of each plant, cutting all its roots. Lever the raspberry plant up and out of the ground.
In the summer, remove the old canes after you have picked all the fruit. In the winter, remove weak canes. Thin remaining canes to 10 to12 per hill or 4 to 5 per foot of hedgerow.
Top the canes to 5½ feet tall.
Fall-bearing – If you are growing plants for an early summer and a fall crop, remove old canes after the summer crop has been harvested. Everbearing Red Raspberry Bush: Planting, Care, Pruning and Harvesting Instructions.
Everbearing red raspberries are self-pollinating and have two crops, which make them a favorite for the home garden, as well as commercially.
Heritage Everbearing Raspberry is picked. Jan 31, Take care to plant them at the same depth. These new plants should be pruned back to around inches (around 5- 12cm) above ground level to encourage new canes to form. Pruning each year will allow you to maintain a healthy and productive raspberry.