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Old 18-11-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Picked my last bowl of raspberries for this year:0)
I cant believe how late they have fruited:0)
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
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Wow Sandy that's brilliant just shows how mild it's been.
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Old 19-11-2018, 07:08 AM   #3
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They must be the Autumn fruiting ones?
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Old 19-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #4
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They must be the Autumn fruiting ones?
To be honest Clare I have no idea. I had them in pots for a while. Then put them in the ground. They have been fruiting from the end of August.
The mild Autumn has helped:0)
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Nothing like home grown fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately, our beans died in the heatwave. All seems a distant memory now as it is going to be 1c tomorrow here in the south east!
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Old 19-11-2018, 09:37 AM   #6
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To be honest Clare I have no idea. I had them in pots for a while. Then put them in the ground. They have been fruiting from the end of August.
The mild Autumn has helped:0)
They would definitely be the Autumn variety and you just have to cut them down each year to about 6" from the ground and then they just come up again and also spread a lot. The summer variety have to have their new growth tied in and are much more complicated.
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They would definitely be the Autumn variety and you just have to cut them down each year to about 6" from the ground and then they just come up again and also spread a lot. The summer variety have to have their new growth tied in and are much more complicated.
Thank you for that Mary, I knew they could spread, hence I had them in pots. But in pots they were rubbish:0)
Last year I did cut them down to the groundish, and they have thrived:0)
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how lovely. I have always wondered why a berry would be called a Rasp though- its a weird word isn't it. And don't they have pips? can they be grown from them? CB
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how lovely. I have always wondered why a berry would be called a Rasp though- its a weird word isn't it. And don't they have pips? can they be grown from them? CB
I have found, any raspberries that fall will grow plants from the seed:0)
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how lovely. I have always wondered why a berry would be called a Rasp though- its a weird word isn't it. And don't they have pips? can they be grown from them? CB

Etymology. Raspberry derives its name from raspise, "a sweet rose-colored wine" (mid-15th century), from the Anglo-Latin vinum raspeys, or from raspoie, meaning "thicket", of Germanic origin. The name may have been influenced by its appearance as having a rough surface related to Old English rasp or "rough berry".
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