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I am happy with raspberry plant. I planted it few weeks ago and it has started giving fruit. I had planted the whole plant in one place but later read that it should have been planted in rows etc. but after seeing the fruit I think there is not point if the plant is doing well then why disturb it. Am I right?



Okay let me see if I understand you correctly. You received a bundle of raspberry canes and instead of planting them singly in a row just plonked them all in together - yes?

You will need to lift when they stop fruiting and plant as individual canes in a row. They are all separate plants not one plant. If you don't spread them out, they need about a foot between canes when it comes to time to prune the canes that have already fruited you will have problems. You should be seeing new canes growing already which will be your fruiting canes next year. Ideally you plant the canes October time or in February March but I think you will have to move sooner than October. Just keep well watered.

22 Jul, 2010


Thanks Moon Grower. I have finally found the old thread. :-)

6 Jul, 2011


I hope you did separate the canes out last autumn :-)

6 Jul, 2011

How do I say thanks?

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