[nafex] Raspberry Production

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 28 19:24:16 EST 2012

Megan,An old colleague gave me some extras when he thinned his thornless raspberries about 10 years ago. They did OK in my poor, sandy soil until I put shavings and duck manure dug out of their shed around the canes for mulch before winter three years ago. I do that at least once annually now and last year got the best crop so far.They grow up anywhere within 12 feet of original planting, so I have plenty to dig and give a buddy this spring. Otherwise, they'd overgrow the apple grafting bed and the iris patch.Dave Liezen, Spokane WA zone 5/6 where drought finally broke about a week ago

> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:13:32 -0800
> From: spidra at gmail.com
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [nafex] Raspberry Production
> I've grown raspberries for about 7 years now. Most of those were in a
> raised bed in Berkeley, but now I'm having to grow them in large
> containers. Anyway, production has always been a big light for my taste.
> When they were in a raised bed, I had to add sulfur every once in a while
> to adjust pH or they'd get an iron deficiency. They're now growing in the
> best composted soil I can afford. Still need to supplement with sulfur this
> year, I think. I fertilize them occasionally, when I can afford to.  What
> are folks' tips for getting bumper raspberry production?
> I'm growing a variety called 'Else's Choice', an heirloom selection
> collected in Sebastopol, CA.
> Megan Lynch
> http://www.meganlynch.net
> http://www.myfolia.com/gardener/spidra/invite
> South Pasadena, CA Zone 9
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