The most common varieties of raspberries are deeply red hued raspberries that are large, plump, and flavourfully tart. Other less common raspberry varieties include black raspberries, purple raspberries (cultivated as a hybrid between black and red raspberries), and golden raspberries. Lighter coloured raspberries are more delicate in flavour and texture and are therefore best used fresh. Black raspberries have a deeper flavour, which is slightly more intense and in some cases more tart than red raspberries. They’re sturdier than red raspberries and do very well in baked goods.