Saturday, October 11, 2008

Last raspberries?

Three months' worth isn't a bad crop (I picked the first ones July 16). It's supposed to snow and freeze today, so I expect this is the last batch I'll pick.

Though the canes are in a protected corner, so maybe I'll get a few more next week. Maybe.


  1. Wow, snow and freeze, you are further into fall than we are.
    So far it has stayed just above zero at night. We are having a warm spell this weekend though, up to 20 in the day.
    I had no idea raspberries were harvested for such a long period of time.

  2. It will warm up again, but with the mountains directly to the west, we start getting teasers of winter fairly early on. Doom for the warm-weather vegetables, but the cool-weather stuff will soldier on for a bit.

    I wish I knew which cultivar of berries these are, as they are quite prolific. I wonder if picking the ripe ones immediately helps them keep producing. I was more on top of that this year.

  3. you'll get some more. ours keep coming. that is a glorious picture.

  4. db, I'm not sure why. Maybe because they're covered with sweetness, like candy canes. Rose branches are called canes, too.

    Thanks, Bee! I did in fact get a handful today. Each day is a gift now.