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May 30, No summer pruning is necessary. Black and Purple Raspberries. Pinch out or cut off the shoot tips when the new canes reach a height of 36 to 48 inches.

Remove the top 3 to 4 inches of the shoots. Pinching encourages lateral shoot development and increases the fruiting surface area, resulting in higher yields. Dec 28, When you are pruning summer fruiting raspberries’ first-year canes, remove the smallest and weakest ones first. Only leave one plant every four to six inches (10 to 15 cm.).

The next step is shortening the remaining canes. Remember that the top of the shoot has the most fruit buds, so only trim off the very treemulching.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jul 27, Red Raspberry Bush Pruning. Summer-bearing – Remove all weak canes to the ground in early spring. Leave 10 to 12 of the healthiest canes, about ¼ inches ( cm.) in diameter, with 6 inch (15 cm.) spacing.

Tip prune any that may have suffered cold damage. Following summer harvest, prune off the old fruiting canes to the ground. Sep 12, Step 1. Once you have picked all the crop from summer-fruiting raspberries, loganberries and tayberries, you should prune out the old stems. Annual pruning keeps the plants vigorous and productive, so you get the best return from your plants for the space. Harvesting raspberries. If not already done, floricanes should be removed.

In late winter, lateral branches of blackberries should be pruned back to about 18 inches in length for strong canes and 12 inches in length for moderately strong canes. For raspberries, prune lateral branches back to File Size: 1MB. Jan 31, Prune summer fruiting raspberries in the late summer or fall, after the berries have been harvested.

Since these canes bear berries on second year growth, the aim is to prune out only those canes which have fruited this year (floricanes). You will leave this season’s canes (primocanes) in place.

Cut back one-crop, summer-bearing raspberry canes as soon as the harvest is over. Cut these just harvested canes down to the ground. Do not prune back new canes that have emerged during the summer. After the old, fruit-bearing canes have been cut back, train the new canes to a post or to one or two horizontal wires.