Q&As/Fruit Trees & Berries/Growing Raspberries

Question

Which is the best place to grow raspberries? Northern aspect or west? I live in Dunedin on a hill and get a lot of wind.

Answer

As with all berry plants, raspberries prefer a sunny position with well drained soil. While growing best in reasonably sheltered sites, they are tolerant of moderate winds. If the winds are particularly strong, the canes should be regularly tied to wires or wooden framework. Feed with Daltons incredible edibles® Fruit and Berry Fertiliser from mid-October onwards at 4-6 weekly intervals. Be careful not to over fertilise however, as you will produce more vegetative growth at the expense of your fruit.

Next autumn, or early winter, prune and remove the old canes. Tie up this season’s new canes that will then produce raspberries the following summer.

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