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Hi I have some raspberry canes planted March/April. (I am a bit of a novice). They are a late variety and have now gone mad they have produced very healthy canes, about 6ft. high and covered in flowers and young fruit. Any ideas would be most welcome! Thanks Bob Humble.


  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,007
    all sounds great to me - what is it you want ideas to answer?
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,991
    Pick and eat the fruit when it's ripe, then prune the canes to the ground in late winter/early spring. They'll grow new canes in spring/summer which will fruit next autumn.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,870
    Do you want ideas for using the raspberries,  crumble, cake,  sauces for ice cream, just lay them in a tray and put in the freezer as they are,   Bag up when frozen, you’ll have raspberries until next season.  No need to blanch or pre cook. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • It's worth knowing that they can get invasive so watch out for new growth a few feet away coming from the shallow spreading roots. On the plus side, these new growths can be easily severed with some root and planted in an other area for even more fruit next year.
  • Thanks for the comments. Jenny’s idea was the best. I was just surprised that they were producing fruit at this time of the year. They are lovely fruits so I am going to leave well alone and see how things go.
    Bob H.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,279
    Maybe @Robert.h has been 'consumed' by his raspberries, as he's never come back to answer any of the queries  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,385
    What a coincidence @Fairygirl … you and the OP posted at the same time 😂 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,279
    Either you're  psychic @Robert.h - or I am!  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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