Last year, I let the raspberries that had “gone by” just fall off and decompose in the raspberry bed. Now, this year, I see this:
Among the new primocanes growing from suckers, I see tiny raspberry seedlings that are not connected to any sucker root system.
I am very surprised to see this - I have only ever heard of propagating raspberries by suckers, cane tips rooting, or by planting cuttings from an existing plant. I had therefore assumed that raspberries would not propagate by seed.
My question: is this common to see raspberries reseeding themselves? If I chose to grow a new plant, would it be the same cultivar or is it like apples where it could be anything? If it is relevant, this is the Anne cultivar.