Drive out to Afton Apple Orchard for a pleasant, interesting, and healthful way for you and your family to enjoy a day in the country.
We have 190+ beautiful acres producing delicious Minnesota grown strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins and 13 different varieties of apples that can be picked by our customers at the peak of perfection.
The raspberry season will begin August 16, 2014!
Fall Raspberries usually starts early August and goes until mid-October, or until we get a very hard freeze. Usually later in the week is better picking because of heavier picking on the weekends. Always call for picking conditions before coming to pick berries.
We provide at no charge pint containers for picking your berries. We have red, pink and yellow raspberries. The red raspberries are all season long, but the pink and yellow raspberries start about mid-September. Flavors are a little different for each flavor, but are treated all the same.
Afton Apple Orchard
14421 So. 90th St. · Hastings, MN 55033 651-436-8385
Raspberries are a type of bramble - Also known as "Cane berries" Minnesota's red raspberries are known for their radiant red color and profound flavor. Raspberries are distinguished from the blackberry and other dewberries in the same genus in that the fruit separates from the receptacle producing a hollow core. The fruit is medium to bright red depending on the variety, of medium size (3.0 g) and moderately tart with small seeds. Red raspberries are well suited for commercial or home freezing, as well as jams and jellies, with a small percentage of the crop destined for fresh markets locally and worldwide.
- 1 pint (2 cups) weighs approximately 3/4 lbs.
- 1 pint yields four servings
- 2 pints (4 cups) are needed for a 9" pie
- 1 - 1 1/4 cups = 10 oz. package frozen berries
- 1 cup of raspberries is only 61 calories and high in dietary fiber
- Raspberries are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium
- Raspberries contain about 50% of the vitamin C we need each day
aspberry Season - Your Fall Event!
Picking & Handling Tips
Berries picked in the early morning or evening will be better than berries picked in the hot sun. Raspberries are ripe when they slip off into your hands easily. Do not tug at them.
Pick all of the ripe fruit large and small - look under the leaves, they like to hide. Leave bad fruit beside the row.
Handle berries gently, don't pile too high in the containers.
Place then out of the direct sunlight in your car.
Refrigerate berries as soon as possible.
If not serving right away, do not wash. Place in container and cover
with a slightly
damp paper towel.
Just before using, under a gentle spray of water, wash raspberries - very gently.
Keep berries in refrigerator 3 - 5 days only, or freeze.
Afton Apple ®
14421 So. 90th St., Hastings, MN 55033
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