How Far Apart to Plant Raspberries?

Ripe raspberries on a branch.

Plants need to be spaced approximately 18-24″ apart for best results.

The distance between rows should be approximately 10-12 feet.

New canes are going to emerge from the plant roots after 6-8 weeks.

Mow or cut all canes that growing beyond the initial rows with the two feet width, after the planting matures.

Getting ready to plant your Yellow and Red Raspberries

  • Raspberries thrive in organically rich, sandy-loam or drained loam soil. If you need more organic matter, add some aged manure or compost a few weeks before planting or during the fall before planting.
  • If the soil is reluctant to drain post-rain, or if you the soil is heavy or consists of clay, build raised beds.
  • Check the pH of the soil. The ideal pH is between 6.5 and 6.8.
  • Fertilize your plants as soon as possible after they’ve been planted.
  • Mix 12 to 34 pounds of 10-10-10 for every 100 square feet a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks before planting or in the fall before planting.
  • Every bramble crop should be trellised!
  • It is critical to have water that is easily accessible. Irrigation is required at the time of planting and during the growing phase or season.

Keep your raspberry plants healthy.


  • Throughout the growth season, 1″–2″ of rain or equivalent is expected every week.


  • In the spring, side–dress every row with 34 lb – 1 pound of 10–10–10 for every 100 sq ft. Commercial producers should apply 500 pounds per acre of fertilizer or fertilize according to the results of the soil test.
  • Test your pH on a regular basis and apply amendments as needed to preserve the soil pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
  • In the fall, don’t fertilize.


  • During the growing season, regular nurturing is required.
  • The roots are generally shallow, so don’t go deeper than one inch.
  • For chemical advice, contact the local extension office.
  • After the first year, we suggest that you avoid mulching the raspberry plants.


  • We profusely advise using a trellis to support your plants.


  • Varieties that give fruit year after year (Fall–bearing)
  • Mow or trim every cane in the early spring or early winter while all the plants are still dormant for a single highly fruitful Fall crop. Always leave the smallest amount of stub feasible.

Final Word:

We hope that this blog has given you a clear idea about the spacing for raspberry plants, and also offered a wealth of other information regarding the plantation process.

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