Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:37
Last winter I acquired an allotment, with some autumn raspberry bushes. I've grown summer raspberries before, but not autumn ones. I don't know what variety of raspberries they are, but they are 'yellow' rather than 'red', so perhaps Autumn Gold or similar.
What I have found is that they go from unripe yellow to ripe golden, but at this point they become very 'crumbly' and fall apart into individual drupelets when picked rather than stay as a single fruit.
Is this usual for autumn raspberries? Could it be because of the variety I have? Is it weather-related? I don't think I'm leaving them too long before picking them as before this stage they seem unripe (they don't pull off the stem easily).