Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's up with the raspberry bushes?

We have quite a thicket of raspberries in one of the front flower beds. We were going to move them this spring when we noticed that there was a mass of blossoms on them, so we figured we'd leave them in place until after we harvested them!

I never saw many petals, some of the blossoms look dried out, and only a few berries are forming. One was actually ripe today, and it was pretty seedy (well, you know, more than usual for a raspberry, LOL). I don't know if you can get a good look at them in this pic. What happened here? Was there a lack of water at a critical time, is there a disease that might cause this? What?


1 comment:

  1. After doing a little more reading, I am thinking that it was probably just too cold at the time the bushes bloomed, so they weren't well-pollinated. We have a few tiny little berries there. The girls are good at spotting them, and happy to eat even the tiniest ones!

    In the fall, we will be cutting down the 2nd year growth and moving the first year. I don't know if we will get anything off of them next year. I need to do some research and figure out how best to ready the soil for their move. :)