- Raspberries need fertile, neutral soil (pH of 6.0-6.7) with good drainage in full sun.
- Plant your canes as soon as possible after receipt, in pots or beds, 45cm apart.
- Depending on your order, you may find 3 canes growing in one pot - carefully tease these apart at the roots and separate them before planting.
- We would recommend planting in a triangle, leaving 45cm between each plant. This way, you can put a bamboo stake in the centre and tie the canes loosely together around the cane for support.
Growing Tips & Pruning Advice
- In dry weather water the canes thoroughly once a week, especially during their first spring and summer.
- Keep the area free of weeds, particularly during their first year.
- Apply a mulch each winter.
- All but the shortest of raspberry varieties will require support from the second year. The easiest way to do this is to tie the canes loosely in clumps around a single stake.
- To prune summer fruiting varieties, in August/September cut out the canes that have just fruited and train in the new canes, tying them to the supports.
- To prune autumn fruiting varieties, in winter, cut back all canes to ground level, clearing the way for the new cane to grow and fruit in the following year.
- Fruits will ripen for harvesting at different times depending on whether they are summer or autumn cropping varieties.