Buzz999June 25, 2012

Is there a sure-fire way of determining whether a raspberry plant is ever-bearing or summer bearing? I have raspberries growing on my property that were planted by a previous owner of long ago. I have read on-line that everbearing raspberries can be mowed down at the end of the summer and they will come back and bear fruit the following year. I would like very much to mow down these plants at the end of a season but don't want to gamble on losing these plants.

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myk1(5 IL)

I don't think you lose the plants mowing them down, you just won't get a harvest the following year because you won't have canes from the previous year to bear.

But everbearers should be producing flowers about now or shortly on new canes for a fall crop (in my zone, you don't give your zone). And last year's canes should be approaching the end of their production.
If your new canes are producing flowers now or soon you should be OK to mow them over.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 4:38PM
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