Raspberries require a bit more maintenance than blueberries, strawberries, or other fruiting bushes. These new sucker plants can safely be separated from the roots and become a thriving fruit-producing bush on its own. April 2017 in Fruit & veg. Kokopelli. Eat the raspberries. Or, set them on fire (burn them). While many berries and fruits can be essentially left to their own devices once established, raspberries need regular thinning and maintenance. I recently found out that I will be moving away from the home I have had for 25 years; I have raspberries that were given to me by my mother, and they were given to her by my grandmother before I was born. Here’s how: 1 decade ago. The safest way is to dig them out. We're almost done though, carpet is being laid on Friday. What started out as my fun little project has become an overwelming endevour! We're not going far, just to a "60's modern" house I fell in love with, but needed alot of work. Leslie Henson Posts: 2. Thanks for the input regarding the raspberry bushes. I like to water the hole deeply before planting as well. Propagating Wild Raspberry Bushes . I need to transplant my raspberry bushes, and I understand there is a certain time of the year to do this. Transplanting raspberry bushes. Lv 7. 1 0. 1 0. Left alone, your entire garden may in time become one big raspberry patch. Melissa A handful of ripe raspberry fruits in summer is a tasty reward for your care of raspberry bushes (Rubus spp.) (I oppose "chemicals" - we're poisoning the earth with them.) These often grow 2-3 feet away from the original plant and outside the hedgerow or hill. While growing your raspberries, you may notice a little raspberry plant popping out of the ground some distance away from the mother plant. Dig a hole approximately 18-inches wide by 12-inches deep and set soil aside for reuse. 1 decade ago. These are called suckers. The roots of a healthy raspberry bush send out suckers that become new plants. About Raspberry Growth. Sam. Asked September 2, 2013, 1:12 AM EDT. ... Summer fruiting have the fruited stems cut out after fruiting, leaving the current year's growth to fruit next year. Best Time to Transplant. Why kill the raspberry bushes? Then, dig out the roots, so they don't sprout.) They can be dug up and used to start new raspberry bushes. When I transplanted mine, I had prepared a bed with composted manure a year earlier, allowing it time to meld with the garden soil. Moving Raspberry Bushes.