Cultivated Red Raspberries were introduced to the United States as long ago as 1771, and were likely among some of the first fruits to be brought West on the Oregon trail in the late 1800’s. Unlike blackberries, raspberries have a hollow core when picked from the plant. The berries are small, with small seeds and appear medium to bright red in color depending on the variety. Their flavor is moderately tart, often sweet and of excellent flavor. A small percentage of the Oregon crop is eaten fresh, with a majority of the berries ending up frozen, pureed or made into juice. A mix of early and late harvest varietals have been planted, giving Oregon a red raspberry harvest season from mid-June to October.

Plant: Vigorous, small thorns

Oregon raspberries are harvested between mid-June and late July.
In Oregon, Meeker and Willamette varieties comprise the vast majority of the commercial red raspberry crops.
500 gramsCalories 60.00
Total fat 1.00 g
Protein 1.00 g
Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
Vitamin A 160.00IU
Vitamin C 30.00mg
Calcium 27.00mg
Cholesterol 0.00
ORAC 24 μmole/ g
Anthocyanins .65 mg/g
Phenolics 5.17 mg/g