Raspberries View More

(Rubus idaeus)   Raspberries are a member of the rose family and are considered a bramble fruit.  Sweet with slightly tart overtones, raspberries are known as “aggregate fruits”.  Each delicate fruit is made up of around 100 drupelets (juicy pulps surrounding a single center seed) arranged around a hollow middle cavity.   While the most… Continue Reading

Cherries View More

(Prunus avium/Prunus cerasus)   Cherries are drupe, or stone fruit, aptly named because their juicy flesh surrounds a hard center seed. Members of the Rosaceae family, genus Prunus, cherries are a distant relative to peaches, plums, and apricots.  Interestingly, the term “cherry tree” can be applied to all members of the genus Prunus, no matter… Continue Reading