Cut cane fruits
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