Raspberry trellises are an easy and inexpensive way to get your raspberry plants off the ground. With trellises, you can easily train the plant onto a support system which will help promote growth while also maintaining high yield production.
Traditionally, raspberry trellis systems were made of wood or metal, however modern cultivation techniques have provided several other options for gardeners.
The traditional wooden trellis utilized wooden stakes to raise the raspberry bushes off the ground. The idea behind this method was that it would provide enough airflow under the plant so that no disease or pests could occur by creating an environment which was not humid or moist at any point.
As time went on, especially in more commercial operations, the metal trellis was created. This system became more popular because it was lighter, easier to install and maintain when compared with wooden trellises.
However, in many cases this method is not the most practical method of raspberry trellising for smaller gardens or in backyard situations due to its size and weight.
Today there are several options available to the home gardener that allow them to trellis raspberry plants without all of the hassle and potential problems involved with a metal shear, like this combination wood and wire trellis.