Raspberry SupportsAnswered by Jo Posted in Category Netting & Protection
I was wondering whether you have any suggestions about supports for raspberries. We have used wooden posts (hazel usually) with strings which need to be replaced very frequently and I feel that the time has come to invest in something more long lasting. We have been considering putting pipe into the ground and then it is easy to just slot the wooden stakes into that but if you had/sold something more labour saving –after the initial digging into the ground – we might think about it. We have 3 double rows of canes (not easy to see whether they are double, single or just an 18inch wide bed!) and get a great crop most years.
I look forward to your answer.
We have a couple of products that will help you with this. A metal raspberry protection and support system that can also be used with netting to protect the fruit from the birds.
We also have a timber wire frame support. This is the one we use at the Kitchen Garden, and the photo on the website is taken at the garden. This system has been in place for a number of years and is still strong and sturdy.
Either of these will give you years of worry free raspberry support. Given that you have double rows of canes, the metal system may suit you better as it is a wider design.
I hope this is helpful to you. If I can be of any further help, please don’t hesitate to contact me.