Raspberries are a perennial crop grown from root material planted into raised soil beds or pots with coir substrate in August. Raspberries produce the equivalent of two crops first on the ‘floricane’ from canes established the previous autumn and then on a primocane from January/February through to May/June. These canes are supported on wires strained between posts with trellised stings to support them.
After harvesting the floricane berries from November-January these canes are pruned out. This leaves room for the new canes, grown during the summer, to be tied in to the trellis to take their place. Alleyways between the rows are sown with grass, which is kept mown to conserve soil moisture.
For quality berries it is essential we start with good quality, pest and disease-free planting stock.