Raspberry Planting & Pruning


BlackberriesVery often we have customers at Sand Hill Berries who are interested in more details on growing raspberries and blackberries. We recommend these two excellent tutorials by David Handley from the University of Maine. His information is accurate and is so much better than looking at any kind of drawing or diagram. Watch his videos on planting and pruning.

Here are two more reliable sources of information:

If you need information about berry pruning, it is important to know what the name of the variety of berry is that you bought, because the pruning treatments can be very different depending on whether the are primocane-bearing (bearing on the current year’s growth), or floricane-bearing (bearing on “canes”, or thick stems, that grew the previous summer season.