Cut cane fruits

Gardeners' World - - Autumn Pruning Guide -

Max­imise next year’s cane fruit crop (black­ber­ries, hy­brid berries and sum­mer rasp­ber­ries) by en­sur­ing all the plants’ en­ergy goes into vig­or­ous canes. Th­ese are the new canes pro­duced dur­ing the cur­rent grow­ing sea­son (this year), which will go on to fruit next year. Au­tumn-fruit­ing rasp­ber­ries and pri­mo­cane fruits (which pro­duce fruit on strong new shoots made in a sin­gle sea­son) should be left, then the whole plant cut to the ground in Fe­bru­ary. What to cut For sum­mer rasp­ber­ries, se­lect six to eight strong young canes per plant. Tie them onto wires for sup­port and to keep them tidy over the win­ter. Then re­move all of the re­main­ing canes, in­clud­ing the old, fruited ones. For black­ber­ries and hy­brids, tie in all new young canes and cut out all old, fruited canes. Where to cut Take old canes down to ground level. When to cut As soon as you can af­ter har­vest­ing.

Rasp­ber­ries pro­duce plenty of ro­bust growth, which can be thinned

Older canes look browner and duller

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