Raspberries are really popular fruits and are very easy to grow. Just a few raspberry plants will reward you with plenty of fruit until mid autumn.
Raspberry plants come in two forms: bare-root canes or in containers. Both forms should be planted any time during the dormant season.Raspberries thrive in moisture-retentive, fertile, slightly acidic soils, which are well-drained and weed free. They dislike soggy soils and shallow chalky soils. For best results, plant in a sheltered, sunny position; although they will tolerate part shade.Autumn-fruiting raspberries, will be ready for harvest from late August to October.Regular annual pruning will result in healthier plants and better quality crops.Cut back all the canes to ground level in February.Reduce the number of canes slightly in summer, if they are very overcrowded.
Autumn raspberries won’t mature until late summer. Pick on a dry day. Eat them fresh, freeze them, or make into preserves.