Raspberry Cultivars. Red raspberry plants, after pruning. ‘Latham’ red berries are large, firm and attractive. Cut spent canes to the ground after they […] Raspberries can be divided into two types by when they bear fruit: (1) one-crop, summer-bearing raspberries also called standard raspberries and (2) two-crop, summer and fall bearing raspberries, also called ever-bearing raspberries. I’ll do this step by step, in an easy-to-follow, straightforward way that someday, you may be able to share with someone else. How you prune a raspberry plant depends upon when the plant bears fruit—once a year or twice a year. To prune any plant properly, you need to understand its growth cycle. _Alicja_ / Pixabay Summer-Fruiting Cultivars. The first year, they emerge as green primocanes and form fruiting buds. Photo/Illustration: Ann Stratton. This reliable favorite Junebearer ripens mid-season and is long harvesting. Vigorous, productive canes and excellent fruit with a sweet flavor make this a garden favorite. Today I aim to change that, and take you through my recommended method of pruning raspberries. In the case of red raspberry, the roots and crown are perennial but the canes are biennial (they live for only two years). Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit! Most popular variety; ripens in late June, cold hardy.