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I had the most delicious experience this morning. Eating my first homegrown raspberry :cheersarm . First year of fruiting for the runners, there is quite a lot of fruit but all ripening at different stages. The plant is growing in a large water well (self watering) pot.
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Didn't take the photo until this evening of another nearly ripe berry, but just to show the beautiful contrast between the berry colour and the bright green of the leaves.
A the end of the fruiting season I believe you cut out the runners that have fruited?
Any tips from other raspberry growers to ensure another successful year, & increased bounty next year are welcome.

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Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:29 pm
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oh you lucky duck :cheersarm mine have only just set, both summer and autumn.
if your rasberries are summer fruiting (sounds like they are if they are fruiting now) then cut out the canes that have fruited in winter and leave the new growth, like you have said, with autumn fruiting (often i get a light summer crop first), these ones get cut to the ground.

a great way to know which to cut out, is to tie the fruiting canes to the left, and all new growth, tie to the right.

use some/all cut growth to make more plants, i sell mine for a few extra bucks, i mostly give them away.

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Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:51 pm
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they look pretty damn yummy Jay,

I should get myself some of them!

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Lovely, I had our first one yesterday! Nothing better, well the strawberries come close.

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I was given a bag of freshly picked rasberries on arrival at a job this morning.

went straight into the coolroom before they suddenly went missing around 10am!

very very good!


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Saw a 125g punnet for $9.99 in supermarket yesterday - can't wait for ours to fruit!

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went straight into the coolroom before they suddenly went missing around 10am!


Did you find the theif Jim and break their fingers :lol:

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The dogs use to ignore berries at our place. One day they watched me pick raspberries then a couple of days later I saw them trying to lick them of the bush and I had noticed there hadn't been many to pick. They got into trouble. Having had that experience I was very careful about picking the blueberries (very sneakily when I thought they weren't watching). Well I got sprung recently by our kelpie x. I caught her 10 minutes later eating them off the bush.

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:42 pm
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Sneaky dogs :o

I guess they figgure if its god enough for you to eat they must good enough for them ;)

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This year has been an AMAZING year for rasberries! Mum and Dad have a run about 15 or so metres with canes all down it, and they had so much fruit that Mum made jams and sauces and still had more fruit than she could use! The trickle down effect here is that I was getting a regular supply of punnets of rasberries (...and loganberries, tayberries, marionberries, and all those other weird blackberry/rasberry hybrids) that's be about $40 in Woolies.

The scary thing is that was only the summer fruit- the autumn stuff is still to come!!!


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