Everbearing Raspberries - when / which to prune? (pic)
This year we planed some raspberry starters(around July I think?) which took off nicely. The six starters produced full height, loaded canes(floricanes?). We also had a bunch of suckers(primocanes?) come up as well which look to fill the bed nicely.
My question is regard the floricanes, I've read to cut these anywhere from 14" to flush with the ground here in the Fall(now). The starters we purchased were roughly 14" of gray cane with shoots coming out of them. Are there any pros/cons to cutting these to 14" and letting them come back in the Spring?
Is the presence of fruit on a cane the difference between a floricane and a primocane?
Do I need to prune the primocanes that came in this year as suckers but didn't produce any fruit?
Appreciate any input!