Floricanes training and pruning

Apart from the selection of varieties training and pruning do have an essential influence on yield and plant health of the facility.

In the year of planting the cane is pulled-up for harvesting in the following year. In the year of production canes are pulled up parallel to the harvest, in order to harvest them in the following year. In doing so, the growing of young canes is competing with the yield. This cycle repeats over a number of years.

In order to counteract the competition of yield and growing  of young canes and to prevent the alternation of raspberry stocks, the annual cultivation of raspberries shows promising results. Within this proceeding summer raspberries get harvested just once, afterwards the area is cleared and replanted.