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Cutting the top off raspberry canes

My raspberry canes are now about 7 feet high.

Can I cut them down to about 5 feet now ?

Thanks

Chris

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  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Chris, in the past I've taken a foot or so off the top of my canes without any trouble.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,446

    I always cut the tops off my raspberry canes.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    Thanks all,  am just putting on my glad rags and moseying over to my raspberries to cut the tops off !

     

    Chris

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Yes, I've done that too when I've had the space. Bend the top closer to horizontal and tie it to the top support wire.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    I cut the tops off of mine last year and just shoved them in the ground not expecting anything, but they rooted. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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