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Sat Sep 20, 2014, 02:49 PM

This afternoon's raspberry harvest:



Now I have to decide what to do with them - preserve for later, or eat now?

Nom nom nom.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2014 OP
Little Star Sep 2014 #1
femmocrat Sep 2014 #2
mopinko Sep 2014 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2014 #4
mopinko Sep 2014 #5
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2014 #6

Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 02:57 PM

1. OMG Those look so good. Enjoy!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 05:25 PM

2. Beautiful!

Too pretty to eat! I did not know they would make fruit this late into the season.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Original post)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 06:51 PM

3. mine are coming up to speed.

 

got a pint and a half yesterday. many more on the way. if it can only stay warm a liiiiiiiiitle longer.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 06:55 PM

4. Are you seeing any spotted-wing drosophila?

They are a common pest on raspberries and other soft fruit. I've been trying to harvest mine before they get overripe so the little bastards can't reproduce on them. I've probably eaten a few of them but trying not to think about that.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/spotted-wing-drosophila-in-home-gardens/

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 06:59 PM

5. hmmm. maybe.

 

i have both reds and yellows. the reds are fine, but something is getting at the yellows.
getting small holes, and, yes, rot and fungus.
thanks for the clue.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 20, 2014, 10:36 PM

6. My 'autumn gold' (yellow/pinkish) ones

are having similar problems. Had picked a few, and set them on a windowsill to dehydrate a bit before I tried using them for seeds, and darned if they didn't have tiny larvae in them when I squished them between paper towels to get the seeds. Ended up just pitching em. I don't recall ever really having similar probs with the black raspberries, but they all get harvested in early July, then frozen until we're ready to make jam.

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