Heirloom raspberries grow on the primocane (bear fruit on the current season's growth). They get cut back each fall and grow new canes the next spring that bear the fruit.
These are the type of free raspberries we'll have the opportunity to dig on May 13th in Parker (Hess and Motsenbocker Rd).
Heritage raspberries are often prized for their unique flavor, texture, and appearance, and are sometimes more fragile than modern commercial varieties. They come in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, black, and purple.
Harvest begins in late summer and lasts until the first hard fall frost.
Typically grown using traditional methods such as hand-picking and pruning, they make amazing jams, are beautiful in muffins, excellent in a cocktail, and also freeze well.
Many people enjoy growing heritage raspberries in their gardens or using them in recipes that highlight their unique flavors.