A reader requested to see my raspberries - so here they are.
They are just a tangled up mess - I have no supports in there - I had some supports but they weren't working very well so I took them out this spring.
I have red and yellow berries. Summer and Fall (everbearing) berries.
I don't do a lot to them - just throw some compost on the ground between them once in awhile - maybe once a season - and cut out dead canes.
They are along one side of my house so they do not get full sun. I water them daily if it doesn't rain.
I would guess the secret to such abundance and the huge size of the berries is the compost. The berries spread and I dig up the errant canes and give them to my neighbors - none of theirs produce like mine do - so I think it has to be the compost.
I also have some black raspberries, but I moved them last year so they are not producing right now. The reason I moved them was that their canes grow really long and are more prickly - the red and yellow canes seem to be more stout and upright (sort of) and don't prick as much - the black raspberries were really tangling the other up even more and making it really hard to get in there and pick.