There has been a major and successful breeding programme over the last 15 years resulting in a huge increase in the size and taste of our raspberries. In particular we hope you will enjoy the major expansion of Cascade Delight now grown. The berries are very large – we hope you enjoy them!
Raspberries are a very healthy food; they are high Vitamin C and naturally have no fat, cholesterol or sodium. They are also a good source of iron and folate (which is used especially in treatment of low red blood cells or anaemia). They contain a natural substance called ellagic acid, which is an anti-carcinogenic (cancer-preventing) compound. Raspberries have been shown to lower high blood cholesterol levels and slow the release of carbohydrates into the blood stream of diabetics. Raspberries are also high in fibre, potassium, vitamin A and calcium.
The three varieties we are growing at Hawkswick this season are: