I just adore raspberries and they are one of the fruits that are quite expensive in the supermarkets as they bruise easily when being transported. There are summer fruiting ones and autumn fruiting ones and they are pruned at different times so I’ll deal with them individually.
Summer fruiting raspberries – these are tall canes that need support. They fruit on last season’s growth so during the summer the new canes are tied in and once fruited, older canes are cut out as they will not fruit again.
Autumn fruiting raspberries are more bush like in habit and fruit on this year’s growth. I cut mine down to ground every year around February.
Flavour-wise, summer raspberries are light and fresh where as autumn raspberries I find have a deeper, more intense flavour.