Tayberries and Raspberries grown by Sterino Farm in Puyallup, WA
Unless you just arrived from another planet, you’ll know a raspberry. Have you ever heard of Tayberries? According to Wikipedia, Tayberries were “patented in 1979 as a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry, and named after the river Tay in Scotland. The fruit is sweeter, much larger, and more aromatic than that of the loganberry, itself a blackberry and red raspberry cross.” I’ve never made Tayberry jam until today. It’s dark red color and blackberry-like aroma make a lovely jam. I can’t wait to share this with my jam-loving friends.
Almost all the ingredients and equipment needed to make homemade raspberry jam
Making Jam with 4 pints (about 2.5 lbs.) of freshTayberries, 3 1/4 cups organic sugar, and the juice of one lemon
Tayberry jam half pints before sealing in a hot water bath for 10 minutes
Canning funnels keeps the jar mouth clean. A clean mouth will ensure your jars seal easily.
Raspberry jam extras. This will go straight into the fridge. The Brooklyn towel is a souvenir from my last trip to NYC. I bought this at Fishs Eddy- one of my favorite kitchenware shops ever.
5 half-pints of raspberry jam and 5 half-pints of Tayberry jam. I tasted them both and I’m pleased to announce they are good.