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Golden Raspberries to Grow in WV

Green and yellow unripe raspberries grow on the vine.

Golden or yellow raspberries are a color variation of the common American red raspberry, Rubus strigosus. Although there is a golden raspberry native to the Himalayan mountains, the golden raspberries you can buy here in the United States likely resulted from a natural mutation that turns off the plant’s ability to produce dark colored pigments, also known as anthocyanins. These “albino” berries appear yellow or  golden because they lack the pigments needed to turn  them red, blue or purple.