Black Raspberries

When to Buy/In Season:
July 1 – 15.

How to Select:
Black raspberries are extremely perishable. Sort through fresh or frozen berries and remove any with small seeded knobby caps.

Organic Issues:
Black raspberries thrive wild on the northeast US, and even the cultivated varieties have good disease resistance. Even non-organic/conventional berries have likely not been sprayed or chemically treated.

Pesticide Issues:
EWG 2009 Dirty Dozen, not listed; raspberries are #20

How to Store:
Eat immediately, freeze, or make jam.

To Freeze Fresh Black Raspberries:

  • Freeze in a single layer on baking sheets, then transfer to freezer bags or containers
  • Package in moisture-vapor resistant container. Seal and freeze
  • Store frozen black raspberries in the freezer (0F) up to 6 months
  • Canning

    See our Basics of Canning Fruit at Home
    Home Canned fruits can be stored for up to 1 year; they may lose quality after that point. Commercially canned fruit can be stored up to 3 years.

    See our Basics of Drying Fruit at Home

    Dried fruit may be stored 6 – 12 months at room temperature, or indefinetly in the freezer.

    Photo Souce: .michael.newman.

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