Black Raspberries – Today’s Harvest

Today’s harvest is about three quarts of wild black raspberries (two are seen in the below picture).

The fruit are tiny compared to those gorgeous gems that are grown for market, but the taste is completely unique. The flavor of a sun-warmed black raspberry is somewhere between a raspberry and a blackberry — raspberry flavor without the pucker. The downside of picking wild raspberries? My hands look like I’ve been wrestling a kitty cat — tiny scratches wrap from the base of my thumb over the top of my hand. I spent about two hours picking, so a few scratches are to be expected!

I’m still debating cobbler versus jam. I think the jam might win.

black raspberries

black raspberries

black raspberry harvest

black raspberry harvest

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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