Welcoming a raspberry crop
MY raspberries didn’t produce much fruit last year, probably because it was too dry. I did water them, but obviously it wasn’t enough. So I put the lack of a raspberry crop down to experience and left the plants, with plans to cut them back early this year.
However, I couldn’t believe it when I noticed lots of fruit at the end of November! I picked a couple, tried them, and they were delicious. We hadn’t had any sharp frosts at that stage, so the raspberries were still going strong. I have never picked autumn-fruiting raspberries so late – does anyone else pick fruit later than they usually do?
Susan O’Brien, Kirkby, Merseyside
Late raspberries were a bonus