How to grow raspberries

How to grow raspberries in the garden or in pots: varieties and instructions for growing raspberry plants. From harvest to the best time for sowing or planting.

The harvest of theraspberriesit must be done when fully ripe, when the fruits are easily spun from the receptacle, the great satisfaction of the harvest can be "savored" by cultivating raspberry plants in the garden.

When to plant raspberries: the best time

The planting of the raspberry plantit must be completed by April. It is possible to choose between severalvariety. For simplicity, thevariety of raspberrythey can be divided into two large classes, the uniferae and the remontant.

Unified raspberries bloom only once, producing fruit only between May and July. Who has the opportunity tocultivateonly a raspberry plant, on the other hand, can point to the remontant variety. THEremontant raspberries(also known as bifera) express a first production between May and July and a second fruit production between August and October.

Raspberry plants can be bought from agricultural consortia and the most well-stocked nurseries or by taking advantage of online sales. On “this Amazon page” it is possible to find both remontant and uniferous raspberry plants. From personal experience I recommend the raspberry plants godsVivai Le Georgiche, but feel free to choose the retailer and varieties that interest you most!

Raspberries, variety

As stated above, raspberries can be grouped into two large variety classes. If you find yourself in an unprepared nursery, here's how to understand which are the single or remontant varieties. Among the uniferae:

  • Malling promised
  • Malling exploit
  • Willamette
  • Malahat
  • Radboud
  • Glen ample
  • Tulameen
  • Shoenemann
  • Niniane rubaca
  • Cascade delight

Among the remontant varieties we can point out:

  • Himbo
  • Heritage
  • Autumn bliss
  • Polka
  • Sugana

I remind you that agricultural consortia and nurseries can also select varieties on their own. These reported are just some of the commercially registered varieties but they are certainly not the only ones.

How to prune raspberries

Thereraspberry pruning grown in pot or in the garden, is a fundamental process for guaranteeing good production and safeguarding plants from disease.

The period best for the pruning falls just after harvest.

How to prune raspberry plants? The pruning of the raspberry involves the elimination of the shoots of the previous year which in the remontant variety coincide with the shoots of the second year that have already exhausted production. The cut must be made close to the stump.

On the other hand, the shoots formed during the spring which will contribute to supplying the second production starting, in the case of the early ripening varieties, from the third decade of August should not be cut.

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How to grow raspberries

Before and during the collection period it is necessary to do itmowing of the grass of the inter-rows, this operation is necessary to favor the ventilation of the plants and facilitate the harvesting work.

  • Cut old shoots that produced the previous year at the height of the stump (they can be recognized immediately because they are dry, have consistent dimensions and flaking as well as detachment of bark parts).
  • For each strain, select 5-6 shoots (the healthiest) and remove the superfluous ones. In this way, the raspberry plant will concentrate its production on the most vigorous 5-6 shoots a year.
  • The selected shoots must be fixed with soft plastic ties to the lower and upper threads which act as support for the back. In this way the raspberry plant will grow with a fan opening, ideal for increasing the production of small fruits.
  • The selected shoots must be ticked:
    -13 cm above the upper thread in the case of the uniferous raspberry
    - below the raceme placed closest to the ground in the case of re-flowering raspberry.

How to grow raspberry, irrigation

Sprinkle or spray irrigation should be avoided as it can favor the appearance of botrytis rot or gray mold on the fruits. In professional crops, theraspberry plantsthey must be irrigated with the drip system with self-compensating dripline with holes 20 or 30 cm apart and operating pressure less than 1 bar. In the home, any irrigation system that supplies water directly at ground level will do.

How to grow potted raspberries

For the cultivation ofpotted raspberry, follow the same instructions as above. Try to prefer onevarietyrustic (more resistant) and compact. Thejarit should be placed in a sunny place and filled with well-draining soil and above all rich in organic substance.

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