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Is this autumn-fruiting raspberry?

msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 379
Hi all, I noticed some ripe fruits on my raspberry today. Think they should be the autumn-fruiting type? We didn't plant them. They turned up mysteriously in the spring (https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1055979/a-few-big-weeds-plants-id-please).

They are currently growing in a very shady location, under a palm tree. Wonder if I should try to move it to a sunnier location for better yield? Though Monty said in the latest episode of GW that they prefer "cool, damp conditions"?

And as my other half subtly pointed out, while enjoying the first batch of harvest of seven raspberries, that they are among his favourite fruits, if anyone has good tips on how to propagate them would much appreciate.

Thanks!


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  • They do prefer cooler damper conditions.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,009
    Yes to the first question. 

    No need to move it - it's clearly happy where it is. Although it is in the nature of raspberries that they move themselves, if you let them. 

    They propagate themselves, as your current plant testifies. Cut it down in Winter to the ground and you'll probably get 3 or 4 new stems next year as well as 'runners' from the roots popping up nearby. In no time flat you'll have a mass of them and be wondering how to stop them taking over the whole garden.  :)
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 379
    Thanks both! Will leave them there then. Hope we'll keep getting more wonderful fruits from them  :)
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