Red raspberries are still ripening in quantity, and there will be many to pick now until about June 24. Many black raspberries are also ripe now, and more will ripen until about June 25, as black raspberries have a more concentrated harvest time of just over 2 weeks. Many purple raspberries are also ripe now, and purple raspberries will be plentiful until about July 2.
All raspberries are sold pick-your-own only, for $2.79 per pint + 7.5% sales tax. Red
raspberry plants are almost spineless so are easy to pick, but most of
the berries are low on the canes and it takes a while to pick them.
Purple raspberries have larger fruit borne higher on the canes so pick faster, and are the easiest for children to pick, but plants have medium spines. Black raspberries have the most intense flavor but are drier, so are great for jam and pies but not as popular for fresh eating. Black raspberry plants have large spines, so are NOT recommended for children to pick.
Many purple raspberries are ripe now. Purple raspberries have larger fruit borne higher on the canes, so pick faster than other raspberries.