Fragrant, sweet, and delicious, raspberries are the most elegant and delicate of berries. They’re available all year, but
the local berries that arrive in summer are worth waiting for.
Season: Year-round; peak May through September.
How to Choose Raspberries
Berries should be deeply colored (whether red, golden, or black), plump, and without hulls (hulls on signal tart, unripe fruits). Avoid containers with juice stains, which may mean the berries have been crushed, and check for mold.
How to Store Raspberries
Raspberries are very fragile; refrigerate them unwashed (moisture speeds decay) in a single layer on a plate, covered loosely, up to 3 days.
How to Use Raspberries
Raspberries are best eaten raw but also make delicious jams, muffins, and desserts.
Real Simple Raspberry Recipes:
- Oatmeal-Raspberry Bars
- Oatmeal Raspberry-Jam Bars
- Nutella and Raspberry Sandwiches
- Raspberry Sorbet With Whipped Cream and Meringues
- Raspberry-Almond Linzer Cookies
Fruits and vegetables at their peak right now.
Find out what's in season in your area right now, then locate a farmers' market near you.