Raspberries are widely produced in the United States. The three major states are California, Oregon, and Washington. Raspberry season in California is long, taking place between May and November. Oregon produces raspberries between June and September and Washington between June and October.
Raspberries are very soft and very very fragile, so it’s better to eat fruits that did not travel that long. Maybe you can go pick them up locally in your area!? Hopefully yes, that can be so much fun too!
If you want to know when are raspberries in season, you can check the following chart.
|State||Raspberries in season|
|Alabama||mid-June till mid-September|
|Alaska||July till August|
|Arizona||May till mid-June|
|California||May till November|
|Colorado||July till October|
|Connecticut||mid-June till July and September till October|
|Delaware||July till September|
|Florida||June till August|
|Georgia||June till July|
|Hawaii||mid-May till August|
|Idaho||June till September|
|Illinois||June till September|
|Indiana||mid-June till September|
|Iowa||July till October|
|Kansas||June till mid-November|
|Kentucky||mid-June till mid-October|
|Louisiana||June till October|
|Maine||mid-July till September|
|Maryland||June and mid-August till September|
|Massachusetts||July till September|
|Michigan||July and September|
|Mississippi||June till mid-October|
|Missouri||June till October|
|Nebraska||June till August|
|Nevada||July till October|
|New Hampshire||July till September|
|New Jersey||July till mid-October|
|New Mexico||August till October|
|New York||July and September till October|
|North Carolina||June, September till October|
|North Dakota||June till September|
|Ohio||mid-June till September|
|Oklahoma||June till October|
|Oregon||June till September|
|Pennsylvania||July till September|
|Rhode Island||July till mid-October|
|South Carolina||June till October|
|South Dakota||mid-June till October|
|Tennessee||May till September|
|Texas||July till October|
|Utah||mid-June till mid-September|
|Vermont||July till October|
|Virginia||mid-June till mid-July and mid-August till October|
|Washington||June till October|
|West Virginia||August till September|
|Wisconsin||June till mid-November|
|Wyoming||June till mid-August|
Raspberries are widely grown, but their harvest seasons vary depending on the location, among other factors. For instance, the raspberry season begins as early as February in southern California, Florida and Texas, while it might begin as late as June in the northern parts of the country. States found on the Gulf Coast harvest this fruit from March, while the Deep South and the West Coast do it from April.
The majority of the country shares the raspberry season in May. However, different varieties of raspberries also have different peak seasons. The Summer-bearing varieties bloom in June or late May, while the ever-bearing varieties ripen and are ready for harvest in July or as early as June.
The raspberry season generally runs from May to November, with California, Oregon and Washington experiencing peak harvest. Other states encounter harvest in various months within the same period.
Raspberries are one of the most perishable fruits. It isn’t easy to store them for long or transport them over long distances. It is, therefore, best to eat them seasonally. That is because you are less likely to encounter a spoilt one.
Also, raspberries stop ripening once picked from the tree. Therefore, you cannot pick and ripen them on your kitchen counter. Most raspberries in grocery stores are picked when they are slightly under-ripe and become somewhat sour. Your local farmers’ market is the best place to get fresh, juicy raspberries.Look also at these fruits & vegetables: