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Monthly Task list for Varieties of Raspberries

Monthly Task list for Varieties of Raspberries

By Cindy King, CPH, The Mill

 

Here a lists of tasks by month for floricane (summer-bearing) and primocane (fall-bearing) raspberries and which category the varieties fall under.

 

Follow this list for Floricane (summer-bearing) red, yellow, black and purple raspberries:

Things to do

When to do them

For red and yellow raspberries, cut canes back to 4-5 feet tall before growth begins.  Fertilize.

March

For black and purple raspberries, cut side branches back to 12-18 inches; prune all but 4 to 5 canes per hill to the ground.

March

Plant bare-root transplants as soon as the soil can be worked

April, May

Plant potted transplants after threat of frost has passed.

Fertilize.

May, June

Keep an eye out for spider mites and Japanese beetles

June through August

Pinch black and purple raspberry cane tips

July, August

Harvest

July, August

Cut fruit-producing canes to the ground after harvest

August

Apply mulch for winter protection

November

Set up fence around plants if rabbit damage is expected during winter

November

 

Follow this list for Primocane (fall-bearing) red and yellow raspberries:

Things to do

When to do them

For fall-only primocane raspberries, cut all canes to the ground before growth begins.  Fertilize.

March

Plant bare-root transplants as soon as the soil can be worked

April, May

Plant potted transplants after threat of frost has passed.

Fertilize.

May, June

Keep an eye out for spider mites and Japanese beetles

June through August

Harvest

August, September

 

Yellow  Red Raspberries

Varieties 

Red Berries                                                          Yellow Berries

Autumn Britten – Primocane                                  Anne - Primocane

Boyne – Floricane                                                  Fallgold - Primocane

Caroline – Primocane                                            Purple Berries

Heritage – Primocane                                            Royalty - Floricane

Prelude – Floricane                                                Black

Latham – Floricane                                                Bristol - Floricane

Polana – Primocane

 

Raspberries like full sun and loamy organic soils.  Water from base never get the leaves wet with irrigation.  Require good air circulation. Most raspberries do best if trellised and harvesting is easier if they are maintained this way.  Fertilize by side dressing in March and May with 10/10/10.





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