Raspberries over-pruned? (Beginner Gardener)

Hi,

Beginner gardener here! I planted some raspberry canes for the first time today and took the advice from a friend that they should be pruned after planting, however I may have gotten a bit too shear happy and cut off too much! My canes are are approx. 6-10cm from the ground, to which I just found out that they should be 22cm from the soil. Will this affect their growth/crop for the season? I'm hoping to get a decent harvest this year from my primocanes. Would appreciate your thoughts!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,363
    edited 19 February
    I cut my Polka down to about 5cm from the ground. As Primocanes,, by September they will have a good crop.  Just give them a mulch and a feed as they start growing.  Dont forget to give them a good watering once a week on the first year, unless it has been tipping down.
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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,450
    edited 19 February
    primocanes will be fine. They grow new shoots from the base so the old cane is really just marking the position. They will probably fruit this year, but not a heavy crop, most likely, as the roots need to establish a bit. You won't get anything much from a floricane this year - but I'm guessing you knew that already by the fact you know the word 'primocane' and therefore must have done some research  :)
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,722
    They'll be fine.  These autumn fruiting types are cut back right to the ground in Feb each year and new canes will grow from the base or below ground and those will bear the crop later in the year.  They probably won't produce much fruit this first year as they will be concentrating on growing new roots, but next year they should crop well.
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  • I cut my Polka down to about 5cm from the ground. As Primocanes,, by September they will have a good crop.  Just give them a mulch and a feed as they start growing.  Dont forget to give them a good watering once a week on the first year, unless it has been tipping down.
    primocanes will be fine. They grow new shoots from the base so the old cane is really just marking the position. They will probably fruit this year, but not a heavy crop, most likely, as the roots need to establish a bit. You won't get anything much from a floricane this year - but I'm guessing you knew that already by the fact you know the word 'primocane' and therefore must have done some research  :)
    They'll be fine.  These autumn fruiting types are cut back right to the ground in Feb each year and new canes will grow from the base or below ground and those will bear the crop later in the year.  They probably won't produce much fruit this first year as they will be concentrating on growing new roots, but next year they should crop well.
    Thank you so much guys! Got worried for second! Will keep everything advised in mind :smile:
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