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    I have some muddled up summer and autumn raspberries and I don't worry about which is which.
    My pruning regime is simple:-

    When its dead, cut it out
    If its not, do nowt.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    i have some muddled up summer and autumn raspberries and i don't worry about which is which.
    My pruning regime is simple:-

    when its dead, cut it out
    if its not, do nowt. :d
    yes, keep it simple, haha
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    I have double fruiting raspberries - called sugana. It produces summer and autumn fruit. Had a fantastic crop this year.

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    As I understand it, Sugana is an Autumn fruiting raspberry but the fruited canes aren't cut out but left until the following summer when they carry another crop. Meanwhile, new canes are produced in spring to fruit in autumn.
    I do this with Joan J as well, which is why I only cut out canes that are dead and leave the rest until the following year.
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    You might be right maybe they are autumn rasps. They are described in some places as double fruiting. But yes I’ll get summer fruit on this years canes and autumn fruit on the new canes. My only problem is that I never know how much to cut the current cropping canes back by. I need to cut back a bit as they get stupidly long otherwise and flip over. That’s what happened this year so am thinking I do need to cut a decent amount off although obviously not down to the ground as I would with normal autumn rasps.

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    I've grown many different summer fruiting varieties, rather stupidly, on the same plot for 25 years. My favourite on grounds of flavour, yield and appearance/conformation remains Malling Jewel by a long way, despite its increasing susceptibility to root rot. However, because my raspberry beds are very disease rich, few canes of any of the common (Glen/Malling) summer varieties last more than three years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I have some muddled up summer and autumn raspberries and I don't worry about which is which.
    My pruning regime is simple:-

    When its dead, cut it out
    If its not, do nowt.
    Have had another look at the space available and have decided that I could just about clear a patch for some autumn fruiting type. I must admit that in deciding this I was influenced by the fact that my 'summer fruiting' varities will not produce anything until June / July 2020 had to ask will I still be around at that time
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    Quote Originally Posted by boundtothesoil View Post
    I've grown many different summer fruiting varieties, rather stupidly, on the same plot for 25 years. My favourite on grounds of flavour, yield and appearance/conformation remains Malling Jewel by a long way, despite its increasing susceptibility to root rot. However, because my raspberry beds are very disease rich, few canes of any of the common (Glen/Malling) summer varieties last more than three years.
    boundtothesoil, if you have clay and get root rot (not vertillium wilt) then gypsum appears to help in trials

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