raspberry canes

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gibby

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Any keen gardeners out there? A guy on my allotment has just given me around 15 raspberry canes. He says to plant them now, yet I have also been told to heel them in and delay formal planting until the spring.

Any ideas?
 

270181pimp

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Hi yes im a gardener and i would tub them up and put them in the shed or garage away from the frosts, water about once a month, then plant them at the back end of march, this way they will be alot stronger, you can plant them now if you like but you will get a stronger plant with the previous way.
 

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Are they summer fruiting or autumn fruiting rasps?

If they are a "normal" summer fruiting variety such as Glen Cova (my favourite), I'd plant them now, then cut the canes down to 6" above ground level (if they are not pruned back already).
 

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Thanks for the advice lads. They are are the autumn fruiting variety
 

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Hey Gibby,Any freebies going next Autumn?I'll travel down to Kent for 'em; only about 300 miles away.[:T][:T][:W][:W]
 

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I planted an Autumn variety 'Polka' last year. They were sent out by Thompson & Morgan in early December which is when I planted them and I had a great crop this year, and in fact only cut them down yesterday and still took a few berries off then. So I'd say now for Autumn fruiters as you should get fruit next year if you plant now
 
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