The other day, I was disappointed. Whilst picking raspberries, I managed to pull not only the one I wanted off the plant but in doing so, off came the branch with two which were not as yet ripe.
Thinking that I’d wasted these unripe fruit, I tossed the into a corner on the ground. At least all would not be lost: perhaps they would create new shoots next year or if that failed, they would feed the soil.
I was somewhat surprised therefore when I took a break from work this morning and found not only ripened raspberries on the canes but two little yellow ones on the ground.
I’m not sure what the black on some of the raspberries is. Mould maybe? In any case, I’ve been picking out the affected parts and overall it hasn’t dinted the number of fruit collected.
They are a little tart, although I wonder if it is the colour influencing my palate. I saw an experiment where people thought strawberries, for example, tasted different if they weren’t red, but when the people were blindfolded they thought they tasted normal.