Yum, yum, yum. Raspberries come in all types of colors - Red are the most common but you also have black and amber (and purple but we don't have any purple varieties planted at this time). Raspberries are very fragile and highly perishable. They are in season from June through September.
Red Raspberries have an intense sweet-tart taste.
Amber Raspberries are sweet and the most mild tasting.
Black Raspberries have a nice deep rich taste and are not as tart as the red (I personally think black are the best!).
Storage: Keep in the container they came in or gently spread out on a paper-towel lined plate in the fridge. Use as soon as possible - within a few days. Remove any moldy ones as soon as possible to limit the spread of the mold. Do not wash until you are ready to use.
Preparation: Rinse under running water and allow to air dry on a paper towel. Eat as-is, add raw to salads or as topping for your ice cream, make into syrups, jams, pies, drinks, and more.
Frozen Black Raspberry Cream Bars
Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail
White Peach and Raspberry Smoothie
Raspberry Buttermilk Muffins