A quick guide to the many types of berries.
Raspberries These berries are sweet enough to enjoy plain or to use in baking and cooking. Refrigerate right away. Avoid mushy raspberries by washing them just before using.
Blueberries Select berries that are clean, plump, dry, and firm. Depending upon the variety, their color and brightness will vary from a deep purplish blue to a blue with hints of red blush.
Blackberries Cooking these berries will soften the seeds and deepen their flavor. Blackberries come in a several varieties such as loganberries, marionberries, and dewberries.
Strawberries Select berries that have no soft spots and are free of mold. Stem caps should be bright green and in place. Do not remove the caps or slice the berries until you are ready to use them.