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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 ?




  • 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: 23,767

    I always cut the tops off my raspberry canes.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in 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 !



  • 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 Posts: 11,384

    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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