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This year I bought a couple raspberry starts. I think they are a couple yrs old, stood about a foot tall when I got them with about 3-4 shoots coming out of the root, so a pretty decent size for transplanting.
They've done well and have grown some new shoots. I had what looked like flowering on them but no berries ever emerged. I was told when I bought these at the farmers market that I'd probably get a few berries this year, but by next year they would produce much better.

I transplanted them in my garden, so it's a good amended soil, I added some general fruit/veggie fertilizer in the hole before transplanting, put some straw around the ground for mulching and water it regularly. I'm wondering why it never produced even a few berries. Any ideas? Would this indicate my soil is lacking in something that berries require?
 

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Thanks Errol. that's helpful. I also have a very healthy strawberry patch in this same garden soil, so I would "think" it would be okay. but you are probably correct that the transplanting just shocked them a bit. I did notice the other night when I was out there that some of the original shoots on the plants when I got them are not looking very healthy - sort of yellowish and dried around the edges, but all the new shoots that have emerged since planting are fuller and very nice looking. They have probably tripled or more in size since I got them.
 
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