I have gathered all my raspberries this year, but the new
growth which should crop next year have already got raspberries on.
Will I get a new crop next year on these canes?
What variety are they.?
Some types will crop twice a year, late season on this years cane, and then again early next year on the same cane.
I have no idea what variety they.
But thanks for the ifo, I did not know about twice a year cropping, it did not happen last year.
If they ripen it will be a nice bonus.
I have a similar problem David967 I was given starts at Christmas, bare root, and put them in tubs till it was warm enough to plant out. This year's growth has lots of fruit but I don't know if it's a new growth or old growth fruiting type, so do I thin or not? Puzzled.
If it had green fruit on now it is an autumn fruiting type. Assuming that these are new canes that have grown this year, let them fruit, cut down to a couple of inches in January, then feed and mulch. New canes will grow next year to fruit next Autumn.
With Autumn Fruiting types, if you do not prune as above then you will get a second crop in early summer. However this weakens the plants the correct regimen is as described by Figetbones .
Thanks Iain. Don't want to damage the fruiting as this year's are lovely big fruits. Will take note.?
I am now picking my Autumn fruiting raspberries, thanks for all the advice, I still don't know what variety they are.
There are a few gold coloured autumn fruiting varieties including 'Fall gold' and 'All gold' (a sport of Autumn bliss) and a new variety, Kiwi gold. My guess would be 'All gold' as they've been around quite a while.
i too have had two crops from my autumn fruiting rasperies.
i also have a lot of new growth,which have grown quite tall , do i cut that down as well also when do i cut it now or in january ?