There really is no such thing as 'a raspberry virus'. They are a whole host of different viruses,and they are practically ALWAYS present in ageing raspberry beds,Why so common? They use aphids as vectors.To put the icing on the cake,they also use soil born nematodes,so in answer to the above query,yes you should re-site new beds.
Lastly,the viruses show usually in Autumn with marking/yellowing/deforming of the leaves,so don't be fooled by 'clean healthy new growth'.
If the leaves are clean and healthy as they fall off,that's what you're looking for.
Remember,these are cheap to buy,we're not talking Mulberries here,but I understand the attraction of a freebie.
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