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Raspberries?

Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 8:33 am

Just some quick questions,


Do raspberries HAVE to be staked? I have some I'd prefer not to stake...

Also, I bought some bare rooted about a month ago and I planted them in enriched soil and watered them in with seasol. They have done nothing since I planted them! Is this normal or are they dead? :(

Thansk guys. :)
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Postby Luzy » Fri May 26, 2006 9:30 am

Hi Pokie,

Gardening Australia has a bit on raspberries this month and they recommend to give them some kind of support as they get to 1.5 or two metres, depending on the variety. It sounds like they'd flop if not given some kind of support.

Garden Express also has raspberries in its Growing Guide - you might pick up some hints from there to get yourself a good crop. :D
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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 9:31 am

Will look there then Luzy. Thanks. :)
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Postby Modesty » Fri May 26, 2006 9:36 am

Hi Pokie,
I planted some bare rooted canes last year and they did take a while to show signs of growth. Mine didnt do very well, I put them in too much sun, so while I got a few berries, the plants died in summer. I have another shady spot i will try again this year.

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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 9:50 am

So they like shade?

Whoops!
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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 9:51 am

Thanks Modesty.:)
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Postby kitkat » Fri May 26, 2006 5:09 pm

Raspberries are a forest dweller Pokie, they naturally live on the forst floor in Europe so like rich moist soil , no hot winds and yes they do need at lesast some support ,I put a stake at each end and run two strings each side to supprit them , otherwise they will just fall down and the berries will get mildew. Canberra should grow raspeberries well so good luck.

We have a tradition in the family that I make a raspberry shortcake each New years Day which we spend with friends in Portland.My friends always ring to remind me not to forget the shortcake ( I forgot it once in 20 years!! ) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Luzy » Fri May 26, 2006 5:13 pm

Sounds like time for another recipe, kitkat!
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Postby Modesty » Fri May 26, 2006 5:21 pm

I am just wild with envy that you get enough berries for a shortcake- I suppose I could make one too, but it would be the size of a jatz cracker with the amount of berries I got :(

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Postby Pokie » Fri May 26, 2006 5:22 pm

Thnaks Kitkat. They were only $2.00 each so if they die I wont be too upset. :)

Thanks everyone for your advice. :)
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Postby kitkat » Fri May 26, 2006 5:40 pm

:D I didn't get enough this year Modesty and had to supplement them with youngberries.I am planting new ones this year in a VERY protected spot so here's hoping. :D
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Postby Beginner Gardener » Sat May 27, 2006 7:31 pm

Does anyone from WA know if we can grow raspberries in Perth or is it too warm? If we can, where can I get hold of a cane?
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Postby kitkat » Sun May 28, 2006 4:11 pm

GE has them in the winter catalogue, and usually in June/July they appear in nurseries (in case you can't import.)
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Postby Pokie » Sun May 28, 2006 7:06 pm

Yes, check if GE can send one to you as WA quarantine may not permit it.
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Postby Beginner Gardener » Mon May 29, 2006 12:13 am

I thought about ordering from GE but I don't want to get any if they will be unsuccessful in Perth. Has anyone from Perth successfully grown raspberries?
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Postby mic » Mon May 29, 2006 11:11 am

I would like to know this too!! Kitkat climate sounds similar to where I am, but I did read last night that rasberries are suited to cool temperate climates! If that's any help?? If you have a very protected spot Beginner Gardener it might be worth a try??
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Postby Ann » Mon May 29, 2006 12:11 pm

Not in Perth or even here in Esperance :cry: :cry: But the local nurseries sell them, and I did not put them in the shade. :cry: But my last try suffered when granddaughter cleared away all the mulching plants around them the day before a rize to 37 degrees. :x :cry: We used to pick wild ones in a shady wooded are in Aberdeenshire when I was young. (st) So they will need a cool, damp spot but it's the extended long, hot spells in Perth that are the problem. :-@ Here it's the sudden heat burst. (W) I know GE have them (I got mine there) but in this case I would advise looking locally as the plants will have been grown in local WA conditions.
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Postby sunraysia1 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:02 am

They do not need to be staked after the old wood is cut away plait three canes together farmers do this with their large crops so if it works for them !!!
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Postby Beginner Gardener » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:29 am

Thanks, Ann. Sounds like our hot climate is not conducive to growing them. I suppose I just have to be thankful we can grow lots that others can't.
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