Fertilizer- 14 days after planting, sprinkle 3 ounces of 12-12-12 around each plant. In years to come apply 4 to 6 pounds 12-12-12 per 100 feet of row. Apply in a band down both sides of row. Do this in early spring before growth begins. Avoid feeding in late summer to reduce the likelihood of winter injury. In dry weather extra water will be needed, especially during fruit production. A soaker hose is ideal as it makes it possible to keep the leaves dry and reduces the spread of disease.
Pruning Red Raspberries- There are two types of red raspberries, those that produce one crop each summer and those that crop spring and fall.