How to grow Common Raspberry

Rubus idaeus

Feed with compost or rotted manure in the late fall or early spring.
If you don’t know what variety you have always remember to prune out (to the ground) the stem that has just produced fruit.
Otherwise Autumn varieties are pruned to the ground in winter or very early spring.
Summer varieties; old canes are pruned out late summer, at the same time tie in the fresh new strong growth to the supporting wires.
Mulch early spring with well rotted manure or compost
Pull up or plant up suckers that grow out side your allotted bed

Growing Common raspberry from seed

Best grown using suckers from existing plants.

Try to ensure a gap of at least 1.62 feet (50.0 cm) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

Transplanting Common raspberry

Plant suckers about 30cm apart in a well prepared bed
Summer fruiting varieties need posts and wires for containment and support and fruit off last seasons wood
Autumn varieties are usually self supporting and fruit off the growth produced from the ground in the same year

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Common raspberry is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Common raspberry

Pull fruit gently as it ripens. The berries freeze well if you can resist them fresh, allowing you to collect sufficient for jam or other plans if you only have a few canes.

How long does Common raspberry take to grow?

These estimates for how long Common raspberry takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Common raspberry?
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Days to Maturity How long until Common raspberry is ready for harvest / bloom?
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Average 131 days | Min 46 days | Max 209 days (27)

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Other names for Common raspberry


Rubus idaeus L.

Misspellings: Raspberries


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