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    • green-backer
    • By green-backer 8th Jun 19, 3:32 PM
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    Raspberry canes
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    • 8th Jun 19, 3:32 PM
    Raspberry canes 8th Jun 19 at 3:32 PM
    Hi all,

    I planted some raspberry canes in Feb. They don't seem to have grown very tall. Have I missed a step? They are autumn canes and I dug in some well rotted manure prior to planting with plenty of watering since.

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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 8th Jun 19, 9:32 PM
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    At our allotment one of the plot holders grows autumn fruiting and they are about that size. I grew raspberries a few years ago, but can't remember if they took more than a year to fruit. They do look healthy enough. If they are going to fruit this year it won't be until Autumn anyway.
    • Camomile
    • By Camomile 13th Jun 19, 10:19 PM
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    Raspberries grow in 2 year cycle. First year thereís a main stem with just leaves emerging, this ovewinters and in the spring side shoots bearing fruit appear with main stem becoming woody. After fruiting stem dies in the winter but more shoots emerge from the root system. If you donít get any fruit this year youíll get them next year, just leave your canes be.
    • EmmyLou30
    • By EmmyLou30 20th Jun 19, 1:12 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 1:12 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 1:12 PM
    Raspberries grow in 2 year cycle. First year thereís a main stem with just leaves emerging, this ovewinters and in the spring side shoots bearing fruit appear with main stem becoming woody. After fruiting stem dies in the winter but more shoots emerge from the root system. If you donít get any fruit this year youíll get them next year, just leave your canes be.
    Originally posted by Camomile


    That's just summer fruiting. Autumn fruiting form brand new canes the year they fruit and you chop them all back each year. My fairly well established autumn variety Polka are about 2-3 foot high right now but have plenty of growing time left before they fruit later in the year. They are a self supporting bush type like most autumn fruiters so don't get to the height a summer fruiting one does anyway.
    • Camomile
    • By Camomile 20th Jun 19, 2:44 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 2:44 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 2:44 PM
    Oh dear, just found out autumn ones are completely different kind! Excuse my ignorance, thought they were the same ��
    • EmmyLou30
    • By EmmyLou30 20th Jun 19, 3:16 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 3:16 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 3:16 PM
    Gardening is always learning as we go :-) I think the autumn ones are easier from the point of view of not tying in new canes and trying to work out which ones to chop off etc, but it's nice to have the summer ones too.
    • Pablosmummy
    • By Pablosmummy 20th Jun 19, 4:05 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 4:05 PM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 4:05 PM
    I planted my polka in march and they're about up to my waist now. Have they grown any new canes? Or is it just growing from the stumps of the old canes? Mine seem to be a mixture of both as I have growth coming from.the old stumpy.canes which is fruiting now, and the brand new canes which will.hopefully fruit later on this year.
    Yours arnt a dwarf type are they? They look alot like my dwarf patio raspberry...
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