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Raspberry plant not fruiting

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I bought a raspberry plant two years ago and it has not fruited. Other than a lack of fruit it seems to be a happy plant. Why would it not fruit?


Posted by: Molly (1 point) Molly
Posted: February 8, 2013




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I have a couple of suggestions. If you only bought and planted one plant then it is quite likely that this is an issue with pollination of the flowers. Raspberry flowers are pollinated by bees and without visits from the insects, the berries will not form properly, if at all. You should try to encourage bees into your garden or you can also try hand pollinating the raspberry flowers with a paintbrush. This would rule out the unlucky situation of simply having a sterile plant. Does your plant have any other outward symptoms other than the lack of fruit? For example, yellow streaks or spots on the leaves?


Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: February 8, 2013




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It did have spots on the leaves the first year I had it but there weren't any spots this year. If I recall correctly my plant didn't really flower much either. I think I may buy a second plant in the spring and plant them together. How low of a pot should I have for my plant?


Posted by: Molly (1 point) Molly
Posted: February 8, 2013


Lindsay McMenemy commented,
If there are no spots this year, I would still be inclined to think that it is not a virus and that there was something else happening that year. It is also feasible that a nutrient deficiency caused spots and lack of fruiting. If you are keeping raspberries in containers then keep them outside where insects are more likely to visit them. Raspberries can be grown in containers that are 15 in in diameter, they have an extensive root system so make sure that the pot is deep enough to accommodate the root ball.
almost 7 years ago.



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