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Source for raspberries?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:30 am
by GuitarLord5000
Anybody know of a good place to get raspberries? I'd like to get my hands on about 8-10 lbs of them in the semi-near future. Of course, for the price most places want for them, I might just be better off getting the Oregon Fruit Puree. If that's the case, does anyone know a local source for that?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:37 am
by Wombatpix
Your best bet may be Sam's but not in that quantity.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:42 am
by Mob_Barley
Try Marcello's. If they don't have it, and you can wait a little while, Kevin can order it for you. If not, try here: ... nghomebrew Order $59 and get free shipping. You might as well get a little malt or something to go with the raspberries...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:50 am
by aleguy
Yeah, Marcello's should have it. Or Kevin will order it for you. B# has free shipping and a whole lot of useful brewing stuff, so if you order it from them you might as well pick up a conical or something too. :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:00 pm
by GuitarLord5000
I'm gonna be placing a morebeer order on the 15th. I'm already at free shipping, so if anybody needs something just pm me and let me know. I'll add it to the order.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:26 pm
by yeastmeister
Checked at the meeting last night, Marcellos doesn't have them in stock, but I am sure Kevin can order them.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:12 am
by GuitarLord5000
Thanks for looking, Gene. I didn't think I'd ever seen any raspberry puree at Marcellos, but it's nice to know for sure. I try to pick up as much as I can from Marcellos, but I almost never order anything through them. Takes too long. I'd be back offshore before my things would get it.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:12 pm
by Charlie
Yesterday's circular from Lowes listed raspberry plants. Not that you're interested in growing them (I'm not), but I've never seen them offered here so I thought I would mention it.

I got a couple of scuppernong plants (a vitis rotifolia 'Dixie' and a vitis rotifolia 'scuppernong') from the nursery last weekend. They came from Bracy's Nursery in Amite, and I thought that was cool.

A scuppernong beer is probably not in the offing. I just like to grow stuff.

Charlie (also put in 4 better bush, 2 pimento, a bell and a poblano)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:39 am
by aleguy
You have to be careful in selecting cane fruits for this area. Most of them can't take the heat. Kiwi Gold is a two-crop-a-year variety that is good to zone 12, so that should do well, but as far as the classic red and purple varieties, I don't know of any that will do well here.