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#143583 Oct 20th, 2007 at 02:21 PM
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MY raspberries have finished fruiting this season, I know that they need pruning sometimes? and can I take cuttings?
Thanks for any help.


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glenda #143758 Oct 20th, 2007 at 07:05 PM
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I have blackberries. At a blackberry trimming seminar I went to years ago they taught us on raspberry canes. They said they were the same a blackberrys. I am not sure if that is so or not--but here is what I learned about Blackberries.



At the end of the bearing season, cut out all the canes that bore. In the early spring, cut back canes to a 3 or 4 foot height. Then cut all side leaders to about 12 inches or so.

how I got new plants was I bent over a piece of one of my plants so it touched the ground, and then covered it with dirt. when it had rooted, I cut it from the mother plant and then either left it where it was, or dug it up with a clump of surrounding dirt and replanted it where I wanted it to be. Just make sure the plant is well watered in both steps. early spring is an excellent time to do this as it rains so often.


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JunieGirl #144028 Oct 21st, 2007 at 05:11 AM
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My raspberries send up suckers everywhere. I just dig them out in the fall and replant in the row. I also cut back the ones that bared fruit for the year.


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Sunflowers #144209 Oct 21st, 2007 at 03:09 PM
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Thank you all help is gratefully received!


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glenda #144381 Oct 22nd, 2007 at 05:05 AM
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Your welcome Glenda.


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