Raspberries are picked by pulling them gently off the stalk so that the white hull is left behind, attached to the stalk. The raspberries will come off easily when ripe. If they do not leave the stalk easily they are not ready to be picked.
Method of Picking Raspberries:
- gently hold the raspberry between finger and thumb
- pull gently away from the stem
- the raspberry should come off the stem, leaving the centre hull behind
- place the raspberry gently into a container
The following two photos show before & after picking. ‘Before’ has the raspberry on the stem; ‘after’ shows the whitish hull left on the stalk, after the raspberry has been picked.
It is important to handle the raspberries very gently, so that they remain fresh and nutritious after picking.