summer pruning of raspberries
Hi, all; a newbie to raspberries here. I've been a bad boy, not pruning my old (fruited) raspberry canes last fall or early this spring. But last year was their first year in the ground so there was no clear sign of old brown canes vs green new ones. And this spring, well, life got in the way! But now my two 16' rows of bushes are thick thick thick.
I'm fine on pruning out the weaker/thinner of the new growth, but my dilemma is that I can also now clearly see the old brown canes vs the new green ones. My first thought was to cut out all the old brown canes now, but then I noticed that they have new leaves and white (young) berries, just like the green canes. So at this point, which is probably a few weeks before harvest time, should I just leave Nature to work its way as is, and prune out all the old brown canes this fall?
...Terry in Eastern Ontario