Raspberry seeds can be planted in spring or summer but the yield of those sown in spring is quite good at giving you the juicy explosion. Raspberry plants can be started via seeds or root cuttings (1-year-old canes).
Raspberry can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The container chosen for growing raspberry should be around 30 inches deep and wide and must bear holes for water drainage. The soil used for growing raspberry is a well-drained loam.
The plant must be watered on an average basis; just enough to keep the soil moist as the persistent wetness can subject the plant to rot.
Raspberry seeds take at least a month to give out the shoots whereas for cuttings, the give out canes in their first year and start producing flowers and fruits in the second year.
Now to understand the matter of fruiting, we must know that there are two types of raspberries:
- Ever-bearing variety
- Summer-bearing variety
1. Ever-bearing variety
The ever-bearing variety of raspberries is famous for producing fruit twice a year.
2. Summer-bearing variety
The summer-bearing variety of raspberry produces fruits just once in a year. During their first year, they just produce seeds, and then from the second year and onwards, they are able to produce flowers.
The flowers are pollinated by insects and soon transform into fruits bearing seeds. As the plant experiences the process of fruiting, new canes bearing leaves grow. The flowers and fruits are produced every year and the cycle continues for the next twenty years.