Raspberries are delicious and delicate! They grow on brambles, prickly shrubs that grow from roots that can live for 20 years. Their pollinated flowers transform into the fragile fruit, which is actually more than 100 individual fruits… juicy drupelets that each contain a seed.
Farmers like Shirley Kline, owner of Happy Valley Berry Farm in New Jersey, work purposefully to keep the raspberries whole and healthy by using pesticide free practices and touching the berries just once before you buy them. Learn how raspberries grow and how you can keep them fresh longer in this episode of How Does it Grow?
Read more about Kline at NJ.com: Owner of Happy Valley Berry Farm in Stow Creek gives locals more than just produce.