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Re: raspberries


I have a twice-bearing variety.  In early spring, I remove dead canes and
cut the new ones back to 36".  After they bear in June, I cut the canes
back to 36" for the August-September crop.  They like to be clean and
mulched.  Unfortunately, Japanese Beetles love them.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN




> [Original Message]
> From: Libby Valentine <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/18/2004 7:46:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT]  raspberries
>
> Hi Rich!
> Sorry for the slow response, I'm back on the road for work and don't have
> remote access to my personal email, so here I am trying to catch up again
-
> seems to be a continual state...
>
> I would greatly appreciate some experienced guidance on the raspberries.
> These are the first domestic ones I've had, and what I've read about them
> has been contradictory.  I started with 3 different varieties but I have
not
> been good about keeping them in their spaces.  I can't immediately find
> my notes on which ones they are, think it's heritage, everlasting, and
> another
> (all reds, one early, one mid, and one spring/fall - they basically go all
> summer).
> Can't remember exactly when I put them in and couldn't find the reference
>  in my gardening diary, but I think it was about 5 years ago.
>
> Contrary to what I've read, they don't seem to care when I cut them back,
> not that I prune them in an organized way.  But enough about the slovenly
>  real world, what should I be doing to/for/with them?
>
> Appreciate it!
>
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 2:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] gumi
>
>
> > Libby, if you want some info on pruning and maintaining your raspberry
> > thicket, just let me know, I'll be glad to send you some guidance.  Rich
> in
> > Z-5
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 6:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] gumi
> >
> >
> > > Nope, no thorns, and no runners.  I haven't identified any seedlings
> from
> > > it, either, though it has produced a fair number of berries in the
last
> > few
> > > years (lots this year).
> > > It seems to be a well behaveed shrub here.
> > >
> > > My raspberries are trying to take over the world.  I had no idea...
and
> I
> > > hate pulling them up because I like the fruit so much.  In fact, I was
> > > planting a weigela in back today and found the first ripe raspberries,
> > too.
> > > Had some of everything today: goumi, gooseberries, red currants, and
> > > raspberries.
> > >
> > > As for being done, far from it.  Just done with the one project to
> create
> > > that bed and get some perennials started in it!
> > >
> > > Thanks Kitty and Donna for finding the pics!
> > >
> > > Libby
> > > Maryland zone 6
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 6:53 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] weekend gardening
> > >
> > >
> > > > So Libby, (or anyone)-- about this shrub, eleagnus multiflora.... is
> it
> > > > like raspberries where the runners are everywhere?!? Thorns?
> > > >
> > > > Don't agree with that site tho Kitty-- we have tons of water here
and
> > > > strawberries are bigger and I am sick of eating them! I have been
> > > > picking a larger bowl daily for weeks now, and leave some for the
> > > > critters too.
> > > >
> > > > Ha! For once we can grow something Island Jim can't...
> > > >
> http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=Goumi
> > > > maybe I should snurl it:
> > > >
> > > > http://snipurl.com/721b
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > > > Interesting.  Eleagnus multiflora:
> > > > > http://www.twinoaks.org/gallery/news-2003/goumi_kaweah2
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi, Libby. Tell me more about the gumi (also spelled goumi),
> please.
> > >
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