Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

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Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

Post: #233073 MINESAPINT
Wed May 25, 2011 7:26 am

My plants are producing very many more new canes than I imagine is suitable. Each plant has 20 to 30. I am wondering if I would be wise to thin these to a respectable number?

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Re: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

Post: #233075 boboff
Wed May 25, 2011 7:34 am

Personally I wouldn't.

Give them a good mulch with well rotton manure or compost, and get the cream and Merangue ready.
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Re: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

Post: #233079 pelmetman
Wed May 25, 2011 7:59 am

Apart from cutting down canes at appropriate times we haven't thinned out our raspberry bed for years yet each time we seem to get more and more fruit so I wouldn't bother.

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Re: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

Post: #233087 growingthings
Wed May 25, 2011 8:49 am

boboff wrote: and get the cream and Merangue ready.



drool!

My Raspberries have produced lots of new fruiting canes, I've mulched (and watered! :roll: ) and they look like they are doing fairly well.

Hope you get a bumper crop, and we get a downpour soon..

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Re: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

Post: #233107 locum76
Wed May 25, 2011 10:46 am

In a commercial setting you'd thin to 6 or 7 canes per stool.

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Re: Raspberry - Autumn Bliss

Post: #233411 Millymollymandy
Sat May 28, 2011 7:40 am

I thin out my autumn raspberries as I get far more fruit, otherwise it's just a jungle of canes and leaves packed too closely together and production is far less, not to mention far more difficult to pick! I cut out the thinner more straggly canes. Think it depends how many years they have been in situ as to whether you feel the need to do it or not - mine are on year 6 and all growing into each other.
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