Pick of the crop
Raspberries have been less affected by the wet weather as they are grown on vertical, erect canes. This holds them well above the soil where moisture levels are lower, meaning there is less chance of spoil splash. Investment from the British Summer Fruits, which represents 92% of berry growers, has ensured this summer’s crop is protected. Increased planting to satisfy consumer demand will also means that by the end of June 100% of raspberries on supermarket shelves with be British grown.
Modern raspberry varieties are bigger and jucier than their predecessors, and this year, the slow ripening season will increase the size and flavour of the fruit. With a normal average weight of 4-6g, last year single raspberries were recorded up to 13g.
“A truly exquisite soft fruit that needs hardly any adornment”
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