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Raspberries
 

Virginia Berry Farm is pleased to offer the following Raspberry varieties:

 

Red Raspberries:

Caroline is an everbearing variety producing large berries with a super-strong raspberry flavor beginning two weeks earlier than Heritage.


Killarney is an early-season variety with beautiful foliage and a distinctive leaf shape—the best bramble from a landscape point-of-view.  Medium to large fruit is a light honey-red with an excellent flavor. 

 

 

Latham produces large fruit in late spring.  The fruit ripens over an extended period and its large berries hold a rich color and flavor when preserved.


 

Heritage is everbearing (small spring crop, larger fall crop).  The fruit is of high quality, firm and of excellent flavor.

 

Colorful Raspberries:

 

Jewel is a unique mid-season, black raspberry.  It produces an excellent yield of large glossy, flavorful berries.  A thorned variety.

 

 


Anne are everbearing like Heritage but produce golden yellow berries.

 

 

Royalty is a purple variety producing large quantities of big, sweet, dark red to purple fruit late in .the season

 

Groundcover Raspberry:

 

Formosa Carpet is a unique, spreading, evergreen groundcover that does will in a shady setting.  Although its amber-colored fruit has a good flavor, this offering is known as an excellent, low-maintenance groundcover for both urban and rural settings.

When it comes to nutrition, no one can beat Mother Nature.The health-giving qualities of blackberries and raspberries have been legendary since the time of ancient Greece.  Consider what research has shown us about the important health benefits of a small raspberry or blackberry.

These berries abound in antioxidants that may impart significant health benefits.  Among these antioxidants are the phytochemicals anthocyanin and ellagic acid, and vitamins C and E.  Cooking does not seem to destroy ellagic acid, so even jams and desserts retain their health benefits.

 

After producing the largest ranking of antioxidant foods to date, a collaboration of Norwegian and US scientists have determined that in terms of the highest antioxidant content per serving, blackberries top the list.  They are also a natural source of salicylate, an active substance found in aspirin. 

Raspberries are an especially excellent source of two critical antioxidant nutrients: magnesium (62% Daily Value) and vitamin C (51.3% DV), as well as dietary fiber (33.4% DV).

So why not just take a nutritional supplement?  Research has shown that it is the combination of phytochemicals working together with berry fiber, vitamins, and minerals which make it so wholly effective.  Besides who wants to miss out on all that great berry flavor.  Here’s to your health!