I am in zone 7. This is a heritage everbearing raspberry that is in its first year. It produces a crop in the fall and a crop in the spring, so they tell me. I have only had it a few months. I have noticed that the leaves now look kind of crinkly and have for the past week or so. I keep the soil moist. It has been mulched. I kind of "fluffed up" the mulch this morning. I do not know if this is fall dieback. It is about to produce raspberries. The soil is going to be tested this week (I'm new to this and the raspberry plant was a gift). It is in full sun for about 7 hours a day. I did hit it earlier in the season with a pesticide that was not supposed to hurt it but I am wondering about that now (fungicide 3). [![crinkly raspberry][1]][1]

I would appreciate any help-even if it's "just normal." I'm so new to this I don't know what I am doing!!! Thank you in advance!

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    Could you check the bottom part of the leaves and make an additional photo (on the leaves on the top, the bottom side). Maybe also a photo of the top site. I think it could be some disease, but the colours could also indicate lack of some fertiliser. Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 6:19
  • It looks like the soil may be overly sweet. Any chance you could do a soil test?
    – J. Musser
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 0:06
  • The soil test is being done by the county extension service. Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 11:38
  • I don't know if I can get under it as that's going to put my phone right in the dirt but I will try. I do have another close up. Im having trouble adding more than one photo...sorry. Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 11:45
  • I forgot to mention I found out my mother sprayed the area before we planted it there...like, a few days...with roundup. Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 12:03


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