Raspberries are sweet, small red berries with a delicate flavor and a tender texture. They are at their peak of season during the summer. Select unbruised, slightly soft berries with a deep color and an inviting fragrance. Store unwashed and loosely covered in a single layer on a tray or platter lined with paper towels in the refrigerator for a few days. Frozen unsweetened berries are sold year-round.
For other berry varieties, see blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries, fraises des bois, gooseberries, loganberries, and strawberries.