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Reddish-pink and extremely juicy, the raspberry has been around since prehistoric times. While wild raspberries are thought to have originated in eastern Asia, there are varieties that are native to the Western Hemisphere, most likely as a result of seeds being transported by travelers and animals.

The raspberry is considered a bramble fruit and is a member of the rose family. It has an aggregate or composite structure, like the blackberry, and is made of multiple “drupelets,” or seed-containing fruits, nestled around a hollow center. Raspberries are usually planted in fields or forest clearings and the plant is very hardy, having a tendency to overgrow unless pruned. Fruit is ripe and ready for picking when it falls easily from the stem. Raspberries can be enjoyed raw or cooked in pies, jams, and sauces. The leaves are brewed in teas.

In Season

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Recipes with Raspberries

Watermelon Fruit Salad Basket

Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, Cooking Together

Berry Platter with Labneh and Orange Oil

Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage, and Tara Wigley, Ottolenghi Flavor

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Black Raspberry & Pink Peppercorn Jam

Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw

Summer Eclipse Cocktail

Robin Song, Hog & Rocks

Articles about Raspberries

May 25, 2018

Berry Smart: A Farmers Market Guide to Berries

Berry season has started the farmers market. Do you know a tayberry from a olallieberry?


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