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Propagation: how do you make new red raspberry plants from current plant?

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kantzklan
Edinboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9224629

Do you propagate with their fruit pods? do you take a cutting? dig it up and reroot? thanks for any help?
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9228767

My plants sprawl and root themselves. But I have accidentally whacked them by mistake and just stuck the broken piece in the ground, and those pieces start new plants. Hope this helps :-)
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2012
9:54 PM

Post #9228952

Are you talking about getting new plants from an established patch? If so, they send up shoots like suckers. They are just attached at the roots. Just dig and use your clippers to cut/detach the plant, taking part of the root. Normally about 4 or 5 inches or so.
kantzklan
Edinboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9229159

Thanks, I'll dig up portions etc in September after a good rain and start a actual patch...thanks
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9229367

They are probably one of the easiest plants to get starts from. Good luck. One more thing, next spring after they are established, get some rabbit manure and put on them. That is one of the best fertilizers since it doesn't burn. You don't have to let it age.

I used it on my raspberries one year and then put several inches of sawdust on top of it. I had the best and most berries that year than I had ever gotten.

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