rasberry pruning

Asked February 26, 2015, 5:18 PM EST

I have summer red rasberries I did not prune them in the summer They average 25 to 30 inches long some are ony 12 to 15 inches. They are starting to show green leaf buds. Should I rune them back now? Thank you

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

Raspberries can be trained, pruned, and fertilized now. Take out the dead fruiting canes from last year. It might be a mess since you are late getting to it. On the newer canes, removed the weak, diseased, broken.
This OSU Extension article has excellent fertilizer and other pruning details: "Late winter to early spring care will help caneberries thrive": http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/951.