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How To Grow Your own Raspberries in Your Garden?

These are one of the most delicious berries you can ever find. These are easy to grow.

There are two types of raspberries are there, both need a different environment to grow.

  1.  Ever-bearing raspberries: Fall-bearing or primo cane-fruiting) bear a fall crop and can also produce fruit the following summer.
  2.  Summer-fruiting raspberries: These can be grown in the summertime. These bear one crop one season. These can be grown the in June or July.

Raspberries need pruning annually. Almost all of the raspberries are summer bearing varieties. The branches on which this fruit grows lives only for two summers. In the first year, the new green cane grows vegetatively. The can that is grown in the second season is called floricane.

Planting:

These can be purchased as dormant, bare-root plants or as potted plants. Plant bare-root transplants in the early spring as soon as the soil can be worked.

  • If you want this fruit to grow more then you need to find a place where sunshine remains for enough time in a day.
  • Your site needs rich and well-drained soil, shelter from wind and great air circulation. Please avoid a wet area, as well as a windy spot, as raspberries do not like to stand in water nor dry out.
  • To protect them from the diseases plant them away from the wild growing berries.Soak the roots for an hour or two, before planting
  • You need to dig a hole that is roomy enough for the roots to spread.
  • Just keep the crown above the ground. (2-3feet)

CARE

  • These need regular care as they need to be watered frequently. Water them 1 inch in a week.
  • One of the most important things for the care is to conserve moisture and suffocate weed. For that keeps a thick layer of mulch surrounding the plant.
  • Prune away the abundant amount of shoots.

Pruning

Summer-Bearers- These produce berries in two years. So the cane grows for two years and also beside the one with the one year cane. The canes can be easily differentiated by their color. The canes which are young are green in color and the other ones grow brown in color. You need to prune the older ones

Ever-bearing or fall-bearing raspberries

They give the fruit after the first year. So these are easy to prune. After the harvest cut the cane to the roots

  • Clean up all debris—diseases and pests overwinter.
  • Pruning is not required during the growing season unless you want to keep a uniform order.

PESTS/DISEASES

These are one of the few fruits that are hardly bothered by pests and diseases.

• Keep an eye out for spider mites and Japanese beetles from June through August.
• Rabbits love to eat the canes in winter. A chicken wire fence will help prevent rabbit damage.
• Powdery Mildew
• Cane Borers

HARVEST/STORAGE

  • Berries need to be picked often because of these ripe over a time of 2 weeks.
  • Harvest the berries on sunny days when they become dry.
  • Please do not tug too hard on your raspberries when picking. A ripe raspberry will leave the vine willingly.
  • These can be kept refrigerated for about 5 days.
  • All varieties will begin to produce fruit in their second season. In some cases, ever-bearers may bear small berries in their first autumn.
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