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.
Prune all canes back to ground level in March or early April. While the plants won't produce a summer crop, the late summer/early fall crop should mature one to two weeks earlier. Also, total crop yield is typically larger utilizing the one-crop system versus the two-crop system.
Maintain the plants in a 1- to 2-foot-wide hedgerow. May 06, Pruning all the plants all at once saves time, but allows for only one berry crop a year in late summer or early fall.
If you want to enjoy your raspberries all summer long, you need to keep track of first and second season plants when pruning raspberries%(64). Aug 29, If you follow the pruning methods used for summer red raspberries on everbearing varieties plants produce fruit once in spring and once in fall. However, many home gardeners and commercial growers mow or cut all canes to the ground in early spring for the sake of simplicity.
Everbearing raspberry plants pruned this way will produce only one crop. 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 plantation.
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