Blind raspberries

I have had raspberries for many years but very little fruit.  Early this year I replanted all the healthy canes which are now abundant but without fruit.  Should I give up?

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Do you know the variety?-summer or autumn fruiting?

  • pitchroypitchroy Posts: 11

    Summer.  The autumn ones are fine

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,490

    Did they flower but not set fruit or just not flower?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pitchroypitchroy Posts: 11

    They never flowered.  Big and heathy but barren!

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    In my experience if a plant that should flower but doesn't. and has nice healthy leaves it is a sign of a too high nitrogen feed -have you fed them at all?

  • pitchroypitchroy Posts: 11

    They had plenty of well rotted horse manure in the winter.  There are also some new plants appearing nearby.  Will they be worth keeping?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,490

    I'd give them a bit longer.  Is it possible the autumn ones have spread into your summer patch and these are actually autumn canes?  You know how raspberries are - I had some which sent roots under a lawn and appeared 20ft away on the other side! 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pitchroypitchroy Posts: 11

    Thanks for that, I will persevere and grudgingly buy this year's rasps from the local farm shop.  Maybe 2013!

  • I have 2 different types of autumn raspberries in pots, one lot have fruited, they are in shallow pot, the other has not flowered but grown vigorously in deep pot. can you advise for growing next year? Both have been fed and watered the same.

  • We didn't have much fruit on the autumn raspberries and have just found out why, the squirrel was on the canes enjoying the fruit for his breakfast !!!! I was not impressed with him  image

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