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Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Hi, I have had a good crop of summer raspberries, they don't get diseased, they don't get eaten by birds etc, unlike some of my other fruit and veg, and now I have some large tasty Autumn fruiting raspberries but only a few canes of them. I don't know the name, but think I got some from Aldi once, is Autumn Bliss a large fruit? The question is, can I grow any more by sowing the seeds from the fruit? I'm sure my summer raspberries grow from seeds in my lawn etc. Also what are the best large fruited autumn and summer ones?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    seedling  raspberries will be smaller, closer to a wild raspberry.

    They should throw up more canes next year, that's how you get more of the same

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Polka are well-flavoured large fruited autumn raspberries - mine are spreading throughout the veg patch!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thought I may be able get even more from the seed, but i cant then. Thanks, i'll buy a few more canes.

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    When they get established they will spread on their own ,so don't worry you won't have to wait long,  after the first year of fruiting they will start multiplying.your probably have to start thinking out in no time.

  • Thanks Dove, i'll look out for Polka, maybe its that, I have heard of Polka. I just don't have a lot of room, will have dig more lawn up, can't eat that.

  • It is the first proper year of fruiting, prob wont need buy any more then. I've only got 4 canes, i'll be counting them nxt year! I did buy a lot more summer canes a few years ago and gave some away last year. Ta.

  • I started with 3 canes 3 years ago - now I have a forest!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Great thanks, looking forward to a good crop nxt few years then, i'll try find out how I can encourage them.

  • I thought perhaps the autumn raspberries may reproduce less than the summer ones

  • I was told that if you interfere with the roots of raspberries (i.e. dig around the roots to remove weeds)  they go wild and send suckers out far and wide. This has happened to me on one of my allotments which I am about to abandon as I don't have the time for both I want to plant more rasps on other plot. Does this mean that if I dig out a clump, tease some stalks apart and plant them that this will happen again or should I learn by my mistakes and buy new ones and just be more careful next time with weeding?

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