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Still picking raspberrys

Although it us coming to an end I am still picking raspberrys, is anyone else still enjoying this crop?



  • chickychicky Posts: 10,332

    Finished the last of ours last weekend Richard - its been a fabulous year for them hereimage

  • My Polka are still providing just enough for me to have a couple each time I walk past. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • We picked the last few from ours this morning. image

  • Apart from making jam and freezing whole what else have you been turning them into?

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845


    pack a sterilised jar with raspberries and pour the cheapest supermarket gin over 

    add a desert spoon of caster sugar and pop a bay leaf into the middle

    shake and store in a dark cupboard, in 6 weeks you will have a delicious gin very similar to sloe gin image

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    A A Milne
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    I use them fresh for breakfast, if there's a lot i freeze them,i then use them from the freezer for breakfast. It doesn't matter if i forget to get them out,they defrost when I pour the hot milk on them.image

    Last edited: 30 October 2016 08:58:11

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,459

    Still getting handfuls rather than bowlfuls but enough to snack on as I go by image. Especially from the 'All gold' plants which the birds don't seem to eat.

    I bottle most of mine. I have made raspberry vinegar in the past - which is fantastic stuff and really easy to make - but the past couple of years I've been bottling the raspberries to have as winter desserts (little pots of sunshine as OH calls them) and making vinegar from elderberries instead.

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,538

    Polka have now finished, but the new canes on Terri Louise are producing well, but not as good a flavour as in June. I get two crops a year off Terri Louise. Last years canes get tipped in winter, and produce fruit on last years canes in June. I then cut those canes out, and this years  canes produce fruit from September to frosts.  An ideal variety for double cropping and superb flavour, but a tendency to wander around, sending up canes three feet away.

  • It's been a great year for raspberries still picking my Autumn Treasure, don't bottle mine I just eat them everyday I like to eat fruit in season.

  •  it too early to

    cut back my raspberry plants ??90% of the leaves had turnt orange and brown . I cut them right down leaving quite a reddish stem ?

    ps I am new so I'm sorry if my questions are simple and to you guys very obvious image

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