Saturday, October 22, 2011

Prunning Raspberry Fruit

Tips Prunning Raspberry Fruit
Pruning Raspberry

For proper maintenance of raspberry plants, it is advisable to prune to a manageable size the use of sharp tools and garden. By doing this, you should use heavy gloves to protect against thorns. Raspberry pruning is done twice a year for the first time in late winter or early spring and the second in summer.

In the first pruning, remove all canes that already bore fruit, since they can not bear fruit again. You can recognize these rods by their thin bark colored brown. Make sure that there are only 4-5 canes per foot healthy and robust in line. You can also prune the short rods, as well as those who are growing out of the row. Everbearing canes can be done once in the fruit season pruning of the canes in the spring. In this way, you can achieve a good autumn harvest. Summer pruning or second is done to remove dead and diseased canes. Canes can be pruned also expanding outside of the row.

To control weeds, can be planted on land cover such as rye, millet, oats and buckwheat, which also enrich the soil with organic matter. Speaking of fertilizer, can be supplemented with compost and manure. Following these basic tips for growing and pruning, enjoying a good crop of tasty raspberry fruit.

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