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Variety is the Spice of Life

Variety is no different in raspberries. Here we go again with red and yellow berries. The red is, off course,the old stand-by with its red, tart and tasty attraction.


Red tame raspberries


Why grow anything else? Remember that nothing seems to have it all. Everything on this earth has pros and cons. The yellow ones have a mild and sweet taste that draws every one to the patch for a snack. You can’t get soured-out or tired of these ones! The little kids like to sport them on the ends of their fingers like mushrooms and then eat them like there won’t be any tomorrow.


Kids call them Puffrooms







They don’t stain clothing like the red ones either. They are easy to pick the dirt and insects out of unless the insect is yellow.What is their downfall? After bagging and freezing them they look disgusting in a bowl of ice-cream or as jam. You can see every little failing, scar or worse. I had lots of yellow last year to freeze, so I mixed it with red ones at a 50% rate and we had pink raspberry jam which looked OK.


Pink Raspberry Jam




There are so many varieties of them these days – black, purple, yellow… Some raspberries have no thorns, but yet produce very little fruit. The wild ones are the tastiest but yet the smallest …like I said …pros and cons.

golden-pink- raspberries

Golden-pink raspberries







There are varieties that you are best to roll down each year to get rid  of the nasty old stalks and varieties that would produce nothing if you did that because all the fruit grows on the old stalks. Just be aware. I learned the hard way that I have the kind that you don’t roll down.

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2 Responses to “Variety is the Spice of Life”

  1. Anna-Marie White says:

    Purple raspberries! I had to go look that up. I found a lot of stuff on berries and cancer prevention. Bring on the BERRIES!
    Glad you pointed out not to roll down the non rolling kind of stalks. I don’t have a clue about this but I won’t make that mistake HEH!
    Now where to find some purple raspberries ?!!


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