I have never grown any type of soft fruit before, so I am a complete novice.
I have bought two Tayberry plants (Rubus Loganobaccus) from Wilkinsons which I intend growing in 10" pots. The diagrammatic information shows that flowers are produced in June/July & fruit forms in Aug/Sept. Pruning takes place in March next year. My problem is this; (these maybe daft questions)
1 - Are these summer fruiting plants?
2 - If summer fruiting, do I prune back all stems after fruiting is finished? Or do these stems produce more fruit next year?
After watching some videos (raspberries) there seems to be a marked difference in the pruning methods for summer & autumn fruiting plants. All of which totally confuses me. Can anyone help??? Thanks.
I have some tayberries in the border around my patio. All planted in the soil so I cant advise about the pot aspect.
These fruit in the summer and once fruiting is completed you can cut the stems back to the ground. I usually wait until later in the year though,
While this is going on a new set of stems will be growing. These will fruit next year and will need tying in as they grow.
I tend to do both the pruning of old stems and the tying in of new at the same time although I always wish I spent more time tying in as the year goes on.
Tayberry crumble and custard....mmmmmm
again in the summer then cut them down