Pruning 1st Year Everbearing Raspberries

Asked August 26, 2019, 4:08 PM EDT

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!

Oregon raspberries

1 Response

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!