Call ahead. Raspberries are affected by weather - rain and cool temperatures.
If temperatures are very hot, berries will ripen overnight, so don’t wait. If temperatures are cool, they will take a day or 2 to ripen.
While picking Raspberries, make sure to move leaves back to find all berries since Raspberries ripen evenly at the top, bottom, and all through the plant.
Gently grasp the berry and tug gently. If it does not release from the inner core of the plant, it is not ripe.
Do not overfill or pack down containers.
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Raspberries are also known as cane berries or brambles and are in the Blackberry Family.
Raspberries are produced in several colors: red, black, purple &
gold and harvest in 2 different crops or seasons.
At Earl’s: Red & Black Raspberries and Blackberries in July; Red & Gold in September.
Storing & Traveling Tips
Raspberries are the most perishable berry.
Refrigerate as soon as you
get them home.
They will keep 1 to 2 days in fridge.
Freeze before they
spoil. Berries will settle down into the container the longer they are
Don’t put berries in the trunk
of a car.