Raspberry Questions? Brand New
Let me start with some background. I live in the very north portion of SC. Hot summers, lots of days without rain, etc...
My wife and I bought a house a short time ago and I have come to find out that we have Raspberry bushes (stalks, whatever you call them) the entire width of our backyard. I probably cut down 40+ stalks with a chain saw and a lawn mower trying to move some of the brush out of my backyard before I realized we had Raspberries, that said we have thousands, or tens of thousands of berries coming in right now along the entire width of our backyard, many of the stalks or bushes are in excess of 5-7 feet high. I am still wanting to clear out that portion of my backyard but I am wanting to transplant the stalks in the best way possible down both sides, basically moving dozens and dozens of stalks if possible. My questions are
1. What is the best way to prune and move these things, all of mine are severely intertwined by the dozens.
2. What spacing and how many wide should I plant these, I am looking to keep producing Raspberries but also looking for a solid divider between my yard and my neighbors yard. 3. How well will these grow and produce berries in partial or complete shade.
4. Please send me any and ALL information sources I can learn from, I probably have hundreds of well developed stalks behind my yard and I don't want to waste them, but I do not want them where they are