The raspberry (raspberries, plural) is an edible fruit which comes from a number of different plant species from the genus Rubus. Many people think that raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and cranberries may all be the same, but in reality, they are very different organisms. The name originally came from the European species of raspberry, the Rubus idaeus, which means red fruit. But this name is still used for that species and it is the common English name given to all the other  species today. Raspberries arepicture courtesy of http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=93576&rendTypeId=4 made up of around 100 drupelets, which consist of a juicy pulp and a single tiny seed in the center. Raspberries are not only found with red fruits.  There have also been black raspberries found growing naturally in the wild, such as Vermont. Raspberries that seem to have no color at all have also been found. These are called golden or yellow raspberries and on a rare occasion orange raspberries. These are most commonly found in the eastern United States and appear to be albino like due to the expression of recessive genes.    
   Raspberries are grown for the fresh fruit market and for commercial processing, which they can then be made into such goods as juice, puree, or as dried fruit used in many cereals and other grocery goods.