It is worthwhile spending a little time to understand the differences between summer and autumn varieties, and how to get the plants established. The canes are named after when they produce their delicious raspberries.
When I first researched raspberries – before I started to grow them – I was immensely confused by descriptions given for pruning raspberries. I hope I do not confuse you now. The basics are as follows:
And that basically is as complicated as it needs to get! And nature makes life easy, as fruited raspberry canes look half dead, making them very easy to tell them apart from the young whippy green fresh canes.
Nevertheless, what seems to cause all the confusion, is this one important difference between summer and autumn fruiting raspberries, as follows:
It is easy to distinguish fruited canes with their dark brown and dried out skin, from the fresh green canes that will produce delicious raspberries.
If space is limited, you may want to consider a dwarf raspberry variety that can be grown in pots on a patio.
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