Jul 27, Black or Purple Raspberry Bush Pruning. Remove fruiting canes after harvest. Tip prune new shoots in early spring 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) to encourage branching. Top these canes again 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) in summer. Then after harvest, remove all dead canes and those smaller than ½ inches (1 cm.) in diameter. When to Prune Raspberry Plants. Once your raspberry plants have put on enough growth (which may not be until after their first year with you), aim to prune in the early spring, just as new growth emerges.
Prune young canes back until they are around 4 to 5 feet tall.
This will discourage overgrowth and shading and will improve fruit production and quality. Cut back one-crop, summer-bearing raspberry canes as soon as the harvest is over. Cut these just harvested canes down to the ground.
Do not prune back new canes that have emerged during the summer. After the old, fruit-bearing canes have been cut back, train the new canes to a post or to one or two horizontal bushclear.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jan 31, These new plants should be pruned back to around inches (around 5- 12cm) above ground level to encourage new canes to form.
Pruning each year will allow you to maintain a healthy and productive raspberry plantation. Sometimes, pruning may seem brutal. But pruning correctly will help to ensure that your plants are healthy, and will continue to produce their delicious yield for years to bushclear.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins. The best time for planting raspberries is from mid-November to mid-March. This will ensure a good crop of summer fruit. If you trim your bushes regularly, they will continue to produce fruit throughout the summer and even into early autumn.
Later in this article, I. Mar 25, Raspberries of both summer and fall bearing varieties should be pruned in the winter. This is because the berry canes are fully dormant during this time, so any pruning will stimulate growth, rather than damaging the current growth pattern.
Raspberries can be pruned any time between November and bushclear.buzz: K.