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- 05-04-2017, 01:06 AM #1Germinator
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- Mar 2016
Raspberrys growing under my M27 Apples?
I have many Apple trees on the smallest M27 rootstock. I planted Raspberrys (and hybrids like Loganberry) along a fence close by and didnt contain/restrict the roots so in the second year they have began growing threw the thick woodchip mulch I had around all the apple trees.
I was told to keep the apple trees free from competition due to their shallow rootstock. Personally I don't mind the raspberrys growing among the apple trees but how badly is it going to affect the trees?
Surely I can't dig them out now without disturbing the trees. Should I chop them out when I see them? Should I cover the area with a shade cloth to restricr their growth?
Like I say I'm happy to just leave them be but will they kill my trees or stop them producing fruit?
While we Are on the subject I underplanted my Blackcurrents with Rubus Tricolour and its worked fantastic as a living ground cover, keeping the weeds down. Would these work as well under the apple fruit trees?
- 05-04-2017, 09:24 AM #2Sprouter
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- Feb 2016
- Ascot, Berks
I have never grown anything on M27 but everything you read discusses how fragile and temperamental they are so i doubt it will help them. Personally i would Mypex the area to stop them.
Last edited by GBax; 05-04-2017 at 09:25 AM.