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New raspberries - to prune or not?

Canary27Canary27 Central LancashirePosts: 23
I planted some new autumn fruiting canes a month or so ago (Autumn Treasure). They are single stems about 12 / 18" tall. Can anyone tell me whether I should cut them to the ground soon or just leave them to get on with it. I've read some conflicting advice about how to treat raspberries in their first year. Thanks.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559
    edited 4 January
    The canes on autumn raspbs are cut down sometime after fruiting (so early winter) and before new growth starts in early spring (around Feb).
    That includes newly planted canes such as yours.

    I leave the stems on mine over winter until I see the new shoots appearing then cut all the old canes back to the ground. I only leave the old stems on as it stops my dog trampling on the new growth as it appears and I can see where to mulch too.
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