Every year I celebrate my first raspberry harvest. This year is no exception. The first raspberry was eaten off the cane on Monday July 14th. Wait did I say July? Silly me. Usually it is July. This year it was June 14th. Last year I didn't write it down but it was mid July sometime (about a week later than normal). In 2008 it was July 7th. Mostly I think about raspberries just starting to come in on July 4th.
I don't think I've ever had a harvest this early. I think of June as strawberry season. I've probably gotten one or two berries at the end of June before, but never mid June. Most of the harvest this year will probably be in June as the summer harvest lasts two to three weeks. Typically at least.
Who knows what this weird year will bring? But just by looking at the vines, it looks like all the rain we have had will make the harvest prolific. I'm anticipating a lot of raspberry sorbet to beat the heat.