What Is the Best Time to Plant Raspberry Canes?


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The best time to plant raspberry canes is early spring or late winter for warmer climates. This is because they grow best in cooler weather, states The Old Farmer's Almanac.

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The soil should be prepared with compost or mulch about two weeks prior to planting the raspberry canes. Soak the roots of the raspberries in water for a couple of hours before planting them. When planted, they should be spaced a few feet apart. The canes should be cut to about 10 inches after they are planted. A support may be necessary for some types of raspberries; the support should be placed either before planting or at the time of planting.

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