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    Hi All,

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    I planted two shop bought potted Polka raspberry plants (6 canes) in February and I still haven't seen any growth. I created a new bed for the raspberries with 9month old rotted down manure and sharp sand to help with drainage. Should I be seeing growth by now?

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    Hello Nick & welcome to the Jungle. Polka is an Autumn fruiting variety so should throw new shoots out from the ground. Mine have only recently started throwing this years canes & this is their 3rd year. So don't give up hope just yet.
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    Thanks Bigmallly, I'll persevere.

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    My canes outside are in the same boat, however some I potted up and have in the conservatory (will plant out when warms up) are growing strongly with 6" shoots so think its down to temperature of air and soil
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    As has been said, patience.
    My autumn raspberries are only just showing and I am not in the cold, unforgiving, wastes of Yorkshire.
    This is also my 1st year with Autumn Raspberries, exciting isn't it?
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    My Autumn raspberries are already starting to flower.

    I wouldn't panic - just give them a bit more time and they'll sort out what they want to do.

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    'Scuse my butting in, but does that mean that the stray, unlabelled baby raspberry canes on my plot, which are putting on leaf now, must be summer fruiting ones?

    I need to know how to manage them, but I have no idea...

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    Hard to tell 1Bee - are their any mature canes that hadn't flowered? Summer fruiting rasps will grow canes in autumn that don't fruit but are left over winter and will start flowering in spring to fruit in summer.

    Autumn fruiting varieties can be cut down to the ground after harvest or in winter and will flower in summer and harvest in autumn.

    My Tulameen (summer fruiting) had canes standing from last autumn but is also pushing up new canes at the moment - last year these early caned flowered in autumn and later canes developed to overwinter.

    My Joan J were cut down in Feb and are now about 6" to 12" tall. They were planted last year as cell grown plants. There's flowers on three of the plants - I think these are on stems that have grown out the side of last years stumps, rather than from the underground roots.

    Perhaps you should just wait and see - if they have new growth later on in the year let that growth over winter. You may just have to put up with two raspberry harvests from the same plants. It's hell but I think I can live with it
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