I posted on Houzz yesterday under best yellow raspberry and the post sums up all my opinions well so here it is. The thread was “best yellow raspberry” (but i cover everything)
I have both Honey Queen and Cascade Gold, and to me the best is Cascade Gold. It is a very firm large berry, and more a solid yellow than translucent in color. The taste is spectacular. Let them have a tinge of red before harvest. Wow, very unique and excellent flavor. Also excellent before the tinge of red, so that’s a plus too. It is not particularly cold hardy, and may struggle in colder zones. It also is a summer bearing type. My second favorite is Kiwi Gold, a sport of Heritage. I also have Anne and Fall Gold, Double Gold too, and a light pink hybrid I bred in a cross of Polka x Anne. I call it Irene.
I want to do a cross of Cascade Gold and Josephine. Josephine is a super large berry with excellent taste. I heard the other Cascade, Cascade Delight is also an excellent raspberry. I want to add it one day. .
I like to grow prelude for processing berries. It has a strong somewhat tart flavor. It produces well, out producing almost anything else. The canes are strong and fast growers. The flavor is great for jams, smoothies, syrup etc. For fresh eating I like Himbo Top. It produces even more than Prelude, the berries are low acid and very good for fresh eating. These two are my work horses, both reliable, and heavy producers with very different flavors.