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I have thornless red raspberries that have been planted for three years. (I don't know the name of the variety.) The berries are very small - too small. Suggestions?

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Did you buy the raspberries or get them from a friend? Raspberries can get viruses (spread by insects) that may affect the fruit.  If you got the raspberries from a neighbor or friend they could have been old or infected with a virus.  Starting with fresh, virus free stock is an important part of having good berries.  For more information on raspberry production, here is a link to a USU Fact sheet.  http://extension.usu.edu/files/factsheets/hg161.pdf.

 

Posted on 22 Aug 2008

Jaydee Gunnell
Master Gardner and Horticulture Agent, Davis County

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