black raspberry


Definition of black raspberry

: a raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) of eastern North America that has a purplish-black fruit and is the source of several cultivated varieties

called also blackcap

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Tart cherries can be harvested for about two weeks in the spring, black raspberries for about two to three weeks, and blueberries for about four weeks. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "It’s a June thing: Cherries, blueberries and raspberries are all ripe right now," 28 June 2018 Another sparkling red is Brachetto, which has similar fruity notes of black raspberry and cherry, and adds the perfect fizz to after-dinner treats, like chocolate strawberries. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Forget Rosé: These Are the Wines You Need to Be Sipping," 26 July 2018 The harvest time for tart cherries, blueberries and black raspberries often overlap about two weeks during mid- to late June. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "It’s a June thing: Cherries, blueberries and raspberries are all ripe right now," 28 June 2018 Strawberries starting first week of June; black raspberries third week of June, red and purple raspberries later in summer. Polly Campbell,, "Local farms where you can pick the food yourself," 9 May 2018 The new release has a few changes, including more black raspberry puree. Polly Campbell,, "New and noted: Brunch at Salazar, Sleepy Bee Downtown open for business, ice cream beer redux," 1 Feb. 2018 Stop by your local grocer for Hood’s New England Creamery Limited Edition Purple Panda, an homage to the flavor the Cape loves to savor: black raspberry. Brooke Knisley,, "6 must-try New England ice cream flavors for summer 2018," 2 May 2018 On today’s tasting menu: a 2014 V36 cabernet sauvignon, aged two years in French oak, featuring notes of dark currant and black raspberry. Alex Prewitt,, "For Hurricanes Goalie Cam Ward, Wine is More Than a Hobby," 20 Feb. 2018 The cool climate produces a brighter, tangier style of Malbec, packed with flavors of black raspberries and violets. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Cuma Organic Malbec," 19 Feb. 2018

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1759, in the meaning defined above

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