Raspberry Production On Clipped and Unclipped Raspberry Canes: A Case Study

INTRODUCTION: According to various sources on the internet, snipping back the tips of raspberry canes (a.k.a. “tip-pruning) may encourage secondary or lateral branches to grow from the main cane, thereby increasing raspberry yield. Furthermore, some say that the berries on these lateral branches will be bigger bigger than berries grown from the main cane on un-tip-pruned raspberry canes. However, this advice on tipping raspberry branches is not uniformly rendered. Many reputable gardeners make no mention of tip-pruning. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of tip-pruning raspberry canes.

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