raspberry canes

I have bought bare rooted raspberry canes, I have potted them up into large containers until I decide the permanent position, but I don't know when to prune hard back, these are autumn berries and I do know they grow on this years foliage the name of these berries are Polka ,,, thank you for any help

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,736

    Hi Pam

    February is the time to cut all the stems right back, but if you can get them in the ground asap when the ground isn't frozen as in a few weeks they'll be waking up

    Some info here

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=148

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  • SuesynSuesyn Posts: 161

    I cut my polka on the allotment back last week as they are already coming into growth. They are only 2 year old canes but have put on so much growth since they were planted that I am already having to thin them out.  We had so much fruit from them last year thathe we couldn't keep up with them and are still eating them at least once a day from frozen.

  • Hi, I also just bought some bare root raspberries but their bed isn’t quite ready yet, should I pot these into a container as well?  How long can they last in the packaging?

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,736

    You can heel them in temporarily. Some info here

    http://www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk/Home_2/care-and-cultivation/Care-and-Cultivation-of-Raspberries.html

    Wouldn't leave them in the packaging more than 2-3 days

    Last edited: 27 January 2018 14:15:21

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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