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raspberries

Raspberries - Pruning


Commonly asked question(s):

- How do I prune raspberry canes?
- When should I prune my autumn fruiting raspberries?


How do I prune raspberry canes?

You need to treat the summer ones slightly differently to the autumn ones. Prune all of your autumn fruiting raspberry canes to ground level in February.

The summer ones should have their stems loosely tied in to their support wires as they grow. In autumn, prune the canes which have fruited over summer to ground level. Canes which have not fruited should be ‘tied in’ to their supports. Aim to have 6 to 8 fruiting canes per plant.

For both spring fruiting and autumn fruiting varieties you can apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes in spring. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.

Take a look at our how to grow raspberries guide for more information.



When should I prune my autumn fruiting raspberries?

For autumn fruiting raspberries, cut all your raspberry canes to ground level in February. The new canes produced will then bear fruit this coming autumn.



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