Information on Transplanting Raspberry Plants

Overview

In order to transplant raspberry plants it is important to understand their structure. The plant consists of roots and crown buds located below ground level that are perennial, and canes, which are above ground and are biennial.

Timing

Raspberries should be transplanted when they are in their dormant stage. Move them in early spring when there is no further risk of frost or freezing temperatures.

Site Requirements

Be sure that the new location is in full sun. The soil should be loamy, meaning it contains silt, sand and clay, and well drained.

Removal

Dig up the raspberry plants. Keep the root system and crown buds intact.

Preparation

Dig a hole in the new location. The hole should be three to four inches deep and wide enough to fit the root system.

Transplanting

Place the raspberry plant in the prepared hole and fill half of the hole with soil. Water thoroughly. Once the water has drained, finish filling the hole with soil.

Prune

Prune the canes back to 5 to 8 inches in height.

References

  • University of Illinois Extension: Planting Raspberries
  • University of Illinois Extension: About Raspberries
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