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Raspberries haven't blossomed

Posted by annieshilltop MS (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 19, 09 at 14:57

My husband planted Heritage raspberries three years ago. They have never blossomed or produced any berries. They have been fertilized, watered and cut back to the ground the last 2 seasons. They get sun except for the early morning hours when they are semi-shaded. The plants are very healthy looking but just have never blossomed. We are in South Central Mississippi. This is my first posting. Will appreciate any info I can give him.

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RE: Raspberries haven't blossomed

  • Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 19, 09 at 18:47

We grew raspberries for a couple years until they petered out. They were canes we got from my dad's northern Indiana garden. Definitely not meant for the south, but we figured nothing ventured nothing gained.

I Googled for info on Heritage. Sounds like it might not be the best choice for the deep south.

Here is a link that might be useful: Heritage raspberries

RE: Raspberries haven't blossomed

Thanks, Natal. My husband was told this was the best variety for the area but it certainly doesn't seem to be. If there is a good one for this area.
The canes look great but we want berries. Berries won't happen without blossoms. Thanks for sharing your experience.

RE: Raspberries haven't blossomed

You said you cut the canes down to the ground every year. Please check out the instructions for growing raspberries at the following website: It says "Never cut off the new canes which haven't produced yet, they will produce the next years crop." That's probably why they have never flowered. Good luck; I love raspberries, but I thought it was too hot here to grow them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing and Caring for Raspberry Plants

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