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    alan4heidi is offline Germinator
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    bought 10 raspberry canes [ 5 in each pot ] put them in the ground 4 weeks ago and they are just sitting there about 15" tall, nothing in the way of growth has happened.
    do I need to cut them back , each one is just a single stick with roots. my wife bought 5 packets of custard powder and keeps asking where the raspberries are, any help please thank you alan
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    Hi Alan
    What variety are they?
    Tell Heidi she will have to wait.
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    When's the use by date on the custard?

    If they're summer raspberries then you will get a small amount of fruit from the existing cane and then they will throw up more canes in late summer to produce the fruit on next year. To prune these you prune back the canes that have flowered leaving the rest to produce fruit next summer.

    If they're autumn raspberries then once they've settled in they should sent up a few canes which will flower in summer and fruit late summer/autumn. To prune these you cut back all the canes in the dormant season and they will send up new canes each year for that years crop.

    If they are confused then they might flower on the existing canes and produce fruit in the summer whilst producing new canes which will produce fruit in the autumn and then produce a second batch of canes for next years summer crop. Cut back canes that have flowered to ground level and leave the others. (this type is also known as two timing raspberries each crop is smaller than a specific summer/autumn crop but the total is the same and spread out over a longer period)


    Anyway, at the moment your canes are getting their feet into some comfy slippers, they'll be popping out new leaves soon.
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    Last year, I divided & transplanted about a dozen Autumn canes & are about a foot high, only 1 of them is showing any buds at the moment but give them time. A bit of warm weather will have them climbing so high, you'll need a ladder to pick them.................
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    Last year, my first with raspberries I bought 3 canes in the autumn and planted them out. After 3 weeks or so I gave up on them they were so obviously dead.

    Not to be beat I bought 3 more of the same variety and put them in 6" pots in the greenhouse to give them a start in life.

    The result is I now have 6 yes 6 canes all in leaf, shows how much I know.....
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    All this talk about Raspberries prompted me to pop my head in the Raspberry Cage. Cutting them down to 3-4ft at the end of the season is paying dividends as it looks like I'm gonna have a nice Summer crop from last years canes(as per pic) before this years canes take off in time for Autumn.

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    Thanks to you all , very helpful. could not find a sell by date on the custard but Heidi says that we are both past ours at 84 and 78 but going strong, erecting a flat pack 10ft x 12ft greenhouse when it stops raining

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    Last year we were sick of eating rasberrys, made 2 litres of raspberry vodka and after that started giving em the dog.
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