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Jul 27, Pruning raspberry bushes improves their overall health and vigor. In addition, when you prune raspberry plants, it helps increase fruit production. Since raspberries grow only foliage the first season (year) and flowers and fruit the next (second year), removing dead canes can make it easier to obtain a maximum yield and berry size.
Oct 12, As the canes grow back in the summer, thin them to about 6 inches apart. Keep the sturdiest canes, and remove suckers outside your designated row footprint. This technique will give you a larger fall harvest.
Plus, it's helpful if you also have summer-bearing raspberry bushes, and you want staggered harvests. Ever–bearing (Fall–bearing) varieties. To have one highly productive Fall crop, mow or cut all canes to the ground in the early Winter or early Spring while the plants are dormant. Always leave as little stub as possible.
To produce an earlier crop as well as a Fall crop, prune as a Summer-bearing variety. Summer-bearing varieties.
If the plant survives the pruning you should see new growth begin to emerge in spring.
Aug 29, To prune a stray stem, make an angled cut just above a leaf node that will produce new shoots. Shearing Of Small-Leaved Hollies Small-leaved holly, such as the Japanese (Ilex crenata) and Yaupon hollies (Ilex vomitoria), respond very well to shearing with hedge clippers or trimmers, which is the reason they're often used in landscape design.
Raspberry bushes can be planted in the spring or the fall. Planting in the fall allows the plants to put all of their energy into establishing their roots rather than growing foliage. How to Plant Raspberries Your raspberry plant may arrive as a bareroot plant or a potted fruit plant. Mar 23, Last fall, after a small summer harvest, I read some less thorough blogs that said to prune the dead canes and leave the new canes to grow over the winter and prune in the spring. So I supported them over the winter, now (May 3rd) I have three cleaned up bushes with seven foot shoots on each bush.