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#1 bigjoejimbob

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:24 PM

How much does a pint of raspberry weigh?? Trying to grasp an idea on how many pints I would need to pick. And what is a reasonable price for such a pint?? A place near my house is selling raspberry at $1.50 per pint (You Pick) and I was wondering if that was a reasonable price. Thank you for any insight.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:42 PM

Well, a pint of water is roughly a pound. So I would guess a pint of raspberries would be maybe 4 or 5 ounces. If you're worried about it, buy a pint and weigh it. :-)

A reasonable price for a pint of raspberries is going to depend on a lot of factors -- I'd expect to pay a lot less at a U-pick in South Dakota than I would already-picked at an upscale grocery store in a big city. Having said that, $1.50 per pint sounds pretty reasonable, assuming they aren't too hard to pick. If that seems too high to you, offer them a bit less (or ask them to pick them for you). Worst that can happen is they turn you down.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE (bigjoejimbob @ Jun 27 2007, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...selling raspberry at $1.50 per pint (You Pick) and I was wondering if that was a reasonable price.

I've been selling them at the Amish Produce Auction and they always bring $35.00 to $45.00 a master, which is 2 gallons. $1.50 a pint would be $24.00 for a 2-gallon box. I'd say that's a fair price.
I've decided to plant about a 40 ft. row of them myself, since I can't afford them at the Auction!
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (bigjoejimbob @ Jun 27 2007, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How much does a pint of raspberry weigh?? Trying to grasp an idea on how many pints I would need to pick. And what is a reasonable price for such a pint?? A place near my house is selling raspberry at $1.50 per pint (You Pick) and I was wondering if that was a reasonable price. Thank you for any insight.
My local pick your own charges $1.75 per pound for blackberries; and that's for huge cultivars too. Blueberries are $1.50 per pound at the same farm, a gallon cost about $8.50. In my opinion the price you quoted is much too high for pick your own.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:06 PM

The wild black raspberries vary but nice big juicy berries weigh 3/4 of a lb.,per pint, Thats nice berries , 2 quarts picked this year which is kinda poor season weigh about 3 lbs.
2 years ago my wild berries weighed closer to 4 lbs. for the same amount, so depends on the quality of your berries.
$1.50 a pint!!! They sell here for $4.50 to $5.50 PER PINT picked,at the farmers market when they come down from the growers in Mich.!!!
By the way how is your berry quality this year??.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:50 AM

The berries are looking great here in Tennessee.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:09 AM

I can't remember if someone gave this to me or not. So if they did, thanks...

http://honeycreek.us...ghts_yields.htm

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (Wade's Wines @ Jun 28 2007, 07:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The berries are looking great here in Tennessee.

Thats good.
I went out this morning for 2 hours,and picked another gallon and a half of wild black raspberries/6 lbs total weight.,it cooled off, and we had some rain a day or so ago, it seemed to help , any how it was a good morning for this old fart!!
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 01:43 PM

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QUOTE (fishtail @ Jun 28 2007, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't remember if someone gave this to me or not. So if they did, thanks...

http://honeycreek.us...ghts_yields.htm

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Great link!! Thanks JOe! luxhello.gif
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (bigjoejimbob @ Jun 27 2007, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How much does a pint of raspberry weigh?? Trying to grasp an idea on how many pints I would need to pick. And what is a reasonable price for such a pint?? A place near my house is selling raspberry at $1.50 per pint (You Pick) and I was wondering if that was a reasonable price. Thank you for any insight.


I made mine in the winter when fresh fruit was not available.

I found that Walmart had some very nice flash frozen raspberries.

Can't remember the price though.

You may want to check their prices for a comaprison.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 06:08 AM

QUOTE (bigjoejimbob @ Jun 28 2007, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Great link!! Thanks JOe! luxhello.gif

No problem. Here's another one that I think Peter Lynch gave me. I'm in this one all of the time. The acid data is particularly helpful. Most of it has been close. Not dead on, but good enough to calculate some beta recipes. That alot of other good stuff on the site as well.

http://www.brsquared.org/wine/
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