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The new advice for pruning raspberries goes like this: Remove.

Jul 27, Black or Purple Raspberry Bush Pruning. Remove fruiting canes after harvest. Tip prune new shoots in early spring 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) to encourage branching. Top these canes again 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) in summer. Then after harvest, remove all dead canes and those smaller than ½ inches (1 cm.) in diameter.

Feb 07, All raspberries should be pruned in spring (March to early April). The spring pruning procedures for the different types of raspberries are outlined below.

Do this by thinning out excess canes in the summer.

Summer-Bearing Red Raspberries. Remove all weak, diseased, and damaged canes at ground level. Feb 13, In March or early April, remove all weak, diseased and damaged canes at ground level.

Leave the most vigorous canes, those approximately 1/4 inch in diameter when measured 30 inches from the ground. After thinning, remaining canes should be spaced about 6. Jan 31, (While floricanes are usually pruned after the harvest, primocanes are often thinned out in early spring.) Do not be tempted to reduce the number of primocanes until the plants are at least three years old or vigour and yield may be reduced.

To prune summer-fruiting raspberries: Identify the floricanes that have fruited this takedownbush.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins.

Oct 12, Keep the base of the bushes within a to inch footprint by pruning any suckers that poke up outside that boundary. The tops of the bushes will arch nicely, providing plenty of fruit. For new raspberry plants, prune back the canes to 4 to 5 feet tall during the first few years of growth. Jul 02,"Mark, you can tip prune your raspberries anytime, but do not cut back this year's new growth, with green stems, more than is necessary.

The latent buds for next year's blossoms are forming now on those new canes. There will probably be some winter injury, so it's best to wait until spring to do further pruning.