[NAFEX] Pruning raspberry

Dennis Norton dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Wed Dec 28 15:56:13 EST 2005


We set the hieght of the blade to 6" which leaves a minimum of 6 inches of 
the new cane.  We have practiced this for about 7 years now and works fine 
for us.

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at uslink.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 7:06 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Pruning raspberry

> To Dennis Norton,
>    You said:  "Our pruning on summer berries begins soon after harvest is
> complete by removing all the canes that fruited. We simply mow them down
> with a bush hog."
>    My question is, "How can you use a bush hog to remove spent canes
> without eradicating the new canes?"
> -- 
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> www.bberryfarm.com
> Jams, Jellies and Syrups

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