Prune off the top of the cane of a two-crop raspberry that has borne fruit; cut the cane back to the lowest point on the cane that bore fruit (usually about 45 inches from the ground). Leave the bottom of the cane to fruit the following spring or early bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Prune all canes back to ground level in March or early April. While the plants won't produce a summer crop, the late summer/early fall crop should mature one to two weeks earlier.
Also, total crop yield is typically larger utilizing the one-crop system versus the two-crop system.
May 06, Pruning all the plants all at once saves time, but allows for only one berry crop a year in late summer or early fall. If you want to enjoy your raspberries all summer long, you need to keep track of first and second season plants when pruning raspberries%(64). Jan 31, When pruning these raspberry varieties, you have two choices.
You can either: Cut all canes off at ground level.
(Newly purchased canes of this type of raspberry should be pruned to within 25cm (10 inches) of the ground when planted, whenever this is Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Once your raspberry plants have put on enough growth (which may not be until after their first year with you), aim to prune in the early spring, just as new growth emerges. Prune young canes back until they are around 4 to 5 feet tall. For only a fall crop, mow all the canes down to 2"-3" after the fall harvest during late fall or late winter.
Annual Pruning: A well pruned raspberry patch will be healthier and more fruitful because of better distribution of light, air movement, and pesticides. Hand held clippers and thick gloves are necessary when pruning.