Fresh Australian raspberries are available in supermarkets and green grocer stores at any time of the year. Raspberries are most abundant from early November until mid-April, with peak production during summer. There are a range of varieties, some paler in colour while others are a deep red when ripe, all with similar nutritional profiles. The raspberries that are available in the winter months are grown in northern NSW and southern QLD.
Blackberries are mostly grown in southern regions of Australia and are available from early November until May. There are several varieties that fruit sequentially, to provide a range of dark-coloured round to elongated berries available across the period. Each variety of blackberries has its own unique flavour and all have health benefits to rival those of other dark-fleshed fruit such as blueberries.