Friday, September 16, 2011

Home Grown: Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall

Taking good care of raspberries in the fall is important for future productivity of the patch.

Avoid over-fertilizing and supplemental watering of summer-bearing red and black raspberries in the fall so that the canes can start hardening off. Fall-bearing raspberries can benefit from supplemental water in dry weather in order to maintain quality and size of the fruit.

Do not prune any raspberry cane at this time unless it is seriously damaged or diseased.

You should only apply fertilizer and lime based on a soil test and plant tissue analysis. Some sulfur- and magnesium-containing fertilizers such as Sul-Po-Mag or Epsom salts can be applied at this time so they can be leached to the root zones of the plants.

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Taking Care of Raspberry Plants in Fall

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