Cyndi1800
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Raspberry Bush Maintenance

We just bought an acerage with a ton of raspberries. I have no experience whats-so-ever! Can someone please tell me what to do to keep them nice each year? Do I have to thin them out in the fall? This bush is huge!!

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maintaining raspberries

You definitely do want to thin them out, but not until they are dormant. Wait until late winter or early spring (but before they start growing again).
Spring is also a good time to transplant them, if you want to move some to a new location, but in that case a little later, once they have started growing again.

Here's an article about maintaining raspberries plants:

https://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/htmpubs/2066.htm



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