Pruning 1st Year Everbearing Raspberries
Hi there! I understand the difference between everbearing and summer bearing raspberries and how to prune them both. My question is specifically related to everbearing variety. I received some 1st year canes (suckers) from a friend and planted them in a raised bed in June. I understand that they will not produce fruit this year, but should I cut them down to the ground this winter/spring like you would a normal everbearing variety? Or should I leave the canes because they are first year? I would like to have one harvest rather than two small harvests. Thank you!
Thank you for your question. The best resource for berry care is found in the following, which also covers pruning: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1306 Hope this answers your questions! Good luck!