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Perennial of genus Rubus grown for its edible fruit.

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Pros and cons with allowing black raspberry plants to spread?

Around 8 years ago, we planted a decent sized patch of black raspberries. I've since stopped maintaining it (no spraying, weeding...anything). Now years later, I'm seeing black raspberry vines ...
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Crispy burnt leaves on raspberry plant

I have a handful of raspberry patches. In one of the patches of cultivar prelude the plants are showing some black “crusting” around a small number of leaves, like they were burnt. The cane and other ...
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How are these 2 year old raspberry canes alive?

This is one of two floricanes on my everbearing raspberry plant that are 2 years old. That is, they grew about 2 years ago and are now in their 3rd calendar year. From what I've read, the general ...
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Why should I not grow 2 different types of raspberries in the same bed?

I've often been given advice (in blogs, books and verbally) that if you have planted a particular type of raspberry in a bed to not plant a different type. I've always been disappointed that it's not ...
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What can I plant along a fence to combat grapevine?

There's a 4' chain link fence between my driveway and my neighbor's driveway with about 2' of space on either side for plantings. Currently there is nothing specific planted in the space, and every ...
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How to encourage flavour development in raspberries

We planted raspberry plants in our garden a few years back. We quickly learned that to get most fruit production they need to be cut back to just a few inches above ground once they start to die back ...
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Should I tear holes in woven landscape fabric to cover ground of existing raspberry plants?

It turns out that raspberry plants multiply like a weed. Initially they were in a 1ft x 6ft plot. Now they spread to the adjacent 8ft x 8ft plot. I'm not complaining. I wish it were possible to move ...
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Raspberry with sour taste?

I noticed that some raspberries are very tasty and sour but others taste sweet (which I don't like), and it is hard for me to know which it is by looking at them. Their size seem to correlate with ...
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Identifying unusual wild raspberry plants?

I am located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and I know wild black raspberries are native to me and the surrounding counties. The plants are randomly growing in patches throughout the woods on my ...
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Raspberry leaves going brown in the centre

I have a healthy raspberry plant in its second year of living on my balcony. It's been producing a decent amount of fruit and has grown new canes, ready for next year. However, in the last week or ...
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Do raspberries commonly reseed themselves?

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 ...
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Raspberry leaves turning red and yellow, help?

does anyone know why my raspberry leaves are turning red and yellow? It looks like they start turning red first, then eventually they end up yellow with hints of red.
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Raspberries together or apart?

I bought some raspberry plants today. These were stocks in a dirt pot. The instructions say to soak and then plant 3 feet apart. Each container came with 2 separate stocks/roots -- should I plant ...
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Is it possible to propagate raspberries from cuttings?

Based on my preliminary Internet research, you can't propagate raspberries from cuttings the common way, i.e. cutting pieces from the stem and placing it in water or a rooting medium. I tried it ...
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What’s this raspberry fungus?

I have a white powder/fungus showing up on my raspberries and actually my blackberries too. Does anyone know what this is and how to treat it if necessary? My 18 month old eats off of this so non ...
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Good-enough practice for transplanting raspberry at not-ideal season

I'm planning to transplant some raspberry canes during summer heat. I know normally raspberries should be transplanted in early spring or late fall when the plants are dormant, but I'm moving so it ...
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Raspberries drying

I've received a couple of raspberry straws last year, planted them and they grew well. March this year I've transplanted them to another location. All the 6 plants started growing, however around ...
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Raspberries and Poison Ivy, Mixed

We have a patch of raspberries. Mixed in is one or more poison ivy plants. We know for sure because they're easy to tell apart when the berries are present. We currently do not harvest the ...
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My raspberry in a pot grows babies next to it

Last year I planted a raspberry bush (?) in a pot on my balcony. This year some small ones started to sprout next to it. There is not enough space for more than one plant. Or will the parent die soon? ...
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How much to water Raspberries on a drip line?

I just put in a drip line today. I only used 1 GPH emitters on the raspberries. Any idea how long I should water them when it dries up this summer? I know it should be 1 to 2 inches a weeks but how do ...
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Leaves are dying slowly on Raspberry plant-what on earth is wrong?

I am in desperate need of some help. I have been trying to figure out what is killing my Raspberry plants and have come up with nothing so far. Let me give some background information that may be of ...
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What-if anything-is wrong with my raspberry?

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 ...
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I have some blackberries and red raspberries, and I'm not sure how to winter-prep them. After pruning (which I'm skipping this year, since the primocane raspberries are only in their first year), how ...
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What is this cluster?

OK, so I was gifted with an everbearing raspberry vine. I noticed this on the top of one of my healthy primocanes (I say healthy because I had to prune an unhealthy cane recently). I cannot tell if ...
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What's this bug drilling into my raspberry canes, and how upset should I be?

When I went out to water my raspberries this afternoon, I saw the back end of a little bug disappearing into a hole at the top of one of the canes. Here are the holes: And here's the bug: It's about ...
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What is eating my plants leaves?

I don't know what this bug is, but I'm sure it's why I have holes on my tomato plants leaves and raspberries plants leaves.
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Is the Atherton Raspberry known to hybridize with other Rubus species?

Is Rubus probus (the Atherton Raspberry) known to hybridize with other Rubus species? It sounds like it would be pretty awesome in breeding programs.
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White Raspberries after a frost

My raspberries have turned white. They were red, but we had a frost and now are white, are they still okay to eat?
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Are white spots on raspberries mold?

I was cheerfully eating all raspberries from the small plot in the backyard, including the 5% with white spots—pictured. Today while pulling one of those with a white spot, I saw a little puff of ...
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Why are my raspberries' leaves turning brown? [closed]

My yellow berries were doing great until a couple of months ago then the leaves started to turn brown and curl up. It started slowly but almost took over the whole plant. There is new growth on the ...
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What is the best way to sprout extracted seeds from fresh Driscolls Maravilla raspberries?

On a recent trip to a pick-your-own fruit and vegetables farm, I was fascinated how they had columns of fresh raspberries. They tasted lovely and sweet. I was inspired and wanted to figure out how to ...
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Raspberry leaf curl disease? Can this be treated or prevented?

About a 1 1/2 months ago I ordered and received a live raspberry plant from Burpee. Burpee lists the plant as Crimson Night Raspberry PPAF. My understanding is that this raspberry is a variety ...
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My live berry plants have been here a week. When do I put them in the ground?

I have raspberry and blackberry plants from Burpee that showed up here last week. Yesterday was the first day above freezing here in New Jersey (USA). There is still unmelted snow in my yard, and the ...
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Replanting out of control raspberries

I recently purchased a house with a couple of rows of raspberries (which seem to be well established) in the garden. The first row on the north side was starting to disappear, so I trimmed it down ...
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How far apart do raspberries and blackberries need to be planted?

Most horticultural guides I've read recommend not planting blackberries and raspberries near each other because they will spread diseases between each other. How far apart do they need to be to ...
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How to encourage new raspberry stalks to grow away from the main stalk?

Here's a photo of my Canby raspberry plant. The new stalks are only growing near the original stalk. My Fall Gold raspberry plant is also doing the same thing. Is this caused by my mulching? I would ...
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What would cause only one cane of a raspberry plant to show nutrient defficiency?

I have a Canby raspberry plant. One cane is showing some form of nutrient deficiency. On other hand, the other stalk is is flourishing and even budding fruit. What would cause this, seeing as the two ...
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How to prevent raspberries from shriveling before they've matured?

I have a 5 foot tall Fall Gold Raspberry plant. I bought it as a 4 foot plant from the local nursery earlier this year. It has been producing quite a lot of berries. There are perhaps 20 growing on ...
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Are ants/flies a threat to a raspberry bush?

Ants in my garden seem to especially love this raspberry bush at the moment. I also notice these two little things that look like tiny flies sitting on the leaves- except they are not moving, like ...
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Harvested cane with new growth?

I purchased a house 2 years ago that had a young (1-2 years?) raspberry patch. Last year it had a lot of growth but only produced fruit on a few bushes. I have been waiting until spring to determine ...
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Are old raspberry canes required to be chopped off?

I just bought a Fall Gold Raspberry plant. It came with instructions to prune away canes that have already fruited because only new canes can fruit. What If I were to leave the old canes there? Do the ...
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Should I prune my Autumn-fruiting raspberries?

I have autumn fruiting raspberries (Autumn Bliss) which I planted in late spring. The original fruit canes have just made a very small crop, but the old canes are yellowing and beginning to wither, ...
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How to safely protect my raspberries from pests

I have a flourishing crop of raspberries (I live on Long Island, NY) but last year and now this year I am seeing tiny little worms or caterpillars inside the raspberries. The insects are white and ...
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Why are my raspberry's leaves curling up?

Last fall I planted 4 raspberry plants, two Heritage and two Killarney. Recently the two Heritage have had a handful of leaves curl up and fold in half so you only see the bottom of the leaf which ...
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Are ants in my raspberry flowers beneficial or harmful?

I'm observing ants on my raspberry plants, especially in the flowers. They are diving head-forward into the flowers and stay there for a while. Just like flying insects on other flowers. Is this "...
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Care for young Raspberry plants

Last fall I planted 4 raspberry plants from Burpee. They grew a little and then it got cold and they went dormant. Now that it is spring they have been growing again. They are still very small and ...
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Can blueberries and raspberries be planted near each other?

We have some raspberry canes growing in a space in our yard and while doing some work this summer I removed some thorn bushes and stunted trees that were taking up sun, which was great for the ...
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mail order raspberry plants, now what

I ordered 4 raspberry plants from burpee and they came today. I was expecting just bare roots and a bare cane, but instead they came as a single stem with leaves and the roots in a ball of dirt. ...
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How can I propagate raspberry plants from cuttings?

A few years ago I purchased five raspberry plants and since then all but one of them have died. I would like to take as many cuttings as I can from this plant and root them to replace what I've lost. ...
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Can you grow raspberries in a pot/growbag?

Unfortunately we don't have a proper garden, but we do have an area that we can use for pots and/or grow bags. We've been offered some raspberry canes by a friend - but will they grow ok in pots or ...
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