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little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Autumn Bliss Raspberry canes
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:29:31 pm »
Have just been given (I love Freecycle!) a load of Autumn Bliss raspberry canes. There are a few with fruit still on, and plenty of leaves.


But, once they are planted ... what do I do with them?
spacing? pruning? feeding?


Never have rasps before    :dunce:    ;D
Little Blue
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Autumn Bliss Raspberry canes
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 09:25:59 am »
We have ours (Joan J, but also autumn fruiting) in rows about 2ft apart. Each row has a post sunk at each end with two strands of wire between, one about 2ft of the ground, the secong about 4ft up.

I think we put the canes in 18" - 2ft apart; they should be cut down to the ground around February. In autumn fruiting varieties, the fruit is produced on canes grown that year.

We always put on a good dressing of manure in late winter / early spring. As the new canes grow, tie them in regularly - or it will be like a jungle and hard to get in to pick (that's what happened to us this year).

We were picking rasps unil the end of October  :yum:

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Autumn Bliss Raspberry canes
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 07:20:33 pm »
thanks Rosemary.
Haven't got round to the post & wire yet .. thought I might leave it til spring if they stay upright, depending on when they are cut down - better do it soon then!
Little Blue

 

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