Raspberry and blackcurrant suckers

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Cliona Woodbyrne asked 14 years ago

I planted three raspberry, three blackcurrant and three redcurrant last year. All in neat rows. This year they are progressing well but I noticed new shoots popping up all over the place nowhere near the main canes. My question is do I dig these up and discard or leave them?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Only the raspberry throws up suckers and these are the canes that will fruit next year. Keep all canes tha come up within 20cm on either side of the existing plants and chop out all others further away.

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Blackcurrants and red currants do not make suckers.