A very Berry Day: Growing Raspberries

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Arbutus Greenway in Kitsilano

There are a lot of people interested in growing raspberries! We gave away 36 raspberry plants along the Arbutus Corridor in Kitsilano. Lots of people stopped by to find out more about growing raspberries and took a plant if they needed one. Raspberries are a popular cane fruit grown by home gardeners but need specific care and maintenance to thrive and produce fruit every year. Pruning correctly is critical. We discussed the different varieties, planting, sunlight, soil, pollination, disease, harvest, pruning and growing in a pot. We also had a Care and Maintaining Raspberries sheet to hand out with the raspberry plants.