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Atherton raspberry

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KMP starts with ...
Our 5 year old Atherton Raspberry plant produced a bowl of good sized fruit daily last Winter and Spring but now it's just very leafy. Is this (Summer) a good time to cut the canes back to just above the ground? It gets get out if we dont prune it....thanks
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KMP
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6th February 2011 1:41pm
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amanda says...
Hi KMP - I don't know when to prune them - but just wanted to ask you what u thought of taste etc...?
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amanda19
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6th February 2011 5:21pm
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KMP says...
Hi Amanda- fruit is less flavoursome than the European varieties; sweet when allowed to ripen and really 'puff up' and more tart if you pick when small and firm. Our children enjoy then off the bush and on cereal.cheers Karen
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amanda says...
Ta KMP - hope someone knows when to prune for you (sorry about the thread hijack there)
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BJ says...
My native Raspberries are fruiting now. probus and rosifolious. They are quite good. Sweeter than any store bought raspberries, or any home grown ones I can grow here (Heritage and Autumn Bliss). I'd compare them to the shatoot mulberries, which are sweeter than a true mulberry, but dont have the complexity of a true mulberry. The native raspberries can get very large, are usually sweeter than a regular raspberry, but lack the tart complexity of a really good raspberry. I have tasted a few that were on the insipid side though.

I cut mine back in spring/summer just after the cane has finished fruiting, so they can get good growth for the next season in late winter.
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KMP says...
Thanks for that, good to know we were on the right track; we have lots of fruit just now.
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Mike says...
In the wild up here they are common along rainforest tracks between 700m and 1300m altitude and vary quite a bit between locations.Many are insipid but some areas have plants with much larger and sweeter fruit and in parts of the Lamb Range and Mt Lewis you can pick a kg in an hour.I ate a large hollow one with a stink bug inside and it tempered my enthusiasm.
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