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Raspberry mystery....

FruitcakeFruitcake Posts: 810

On my new allotment are raspberries. I am not sure whether they are summer or autumn ones so hoped that one of you lovely guys can help me! 

I have cut down what was obviously old canes, and what is there now is showing signs of new growth. If they are autumn ones then I need to cut these down too

I'm trying to upload a photo via photobucket because my green tree icon doesn't work on my iPad but it's not happening. I will keep trying! 






  • Thanks Edd. I thought they might be autumn ones when I saw the new growth on them. They'd better be nice ones! There are loads of them! Not just the ones you see- on the border of the plot on the other side there is a whole row of them, and then a random unknown tree that is about the same height. 

    time will tell image 

  • I thought I would update this- the canes have shot up in the last couple of weeks and are now looking quite bendy at the top. Speaking to another plot holder yesterday she said she thought they were summer ones. When we took the plot on at the end of October there were a few random fruits on them but they were very few and far between. 

    I will get some supports in for them and wait to see what happens image 

  • ninnin Posts: 216

    Sorry to jump onto another persons question but have the same problem.

    I have yellow raspberries, that fruited early last year then again late right through to November. Any ideas when i prune these. I am moving them this year as they sent runners up through the lawn.

  • Hi nin, Autumn fruiting varieties will also give an early crop if they are not pruned, so my guess would be that you have Autumn ones.  "Autumn Gold" is a common yellow variety, so yours may be those.

    Note that the overall crop is much reduced if you don't chop them down and let them fruit in early Summer, so my advice would be to cut them all back to the ground now and enjoy a much bigger crop this Autumn. image

    Edit: Just noticed you are moving them, so you would need to cut them back anyway!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ninnin Posts: 216

    Thanks Bob

    makes sense the early fruit last year was very bland nearly dug up and binned then got the later fruit and were super sweet , so they have got a reprieve.


    I have been planting both types of raspberries in a garden today, and the autumn bliss ones look almost identical to the ones pictured above. The summer ones I planted look nothing alike. 

    I therefore conclude that I indeed have autumn raspberries and had better get them pruned pretty quickly! 

    Least doing that will make it easier to get to the gooseberries in front of themimage 

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    I had a bad experience with raspberries a few years ago, didn't realise they were so invasive image

  • I planted autumn and summer fruiting raspberry canes earlier in winter. Should I have cut the canes down to ground level?

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