They are golden in color and very fragrant . These berries are ideal for using as a garnish, as they have a sweet but not overpowering flavor. Gold raspberries are very perishable and should not be exposed to the sun or left at room temperature for long periods of time. They should not be washed, as they tend to absorb the water and become soft. When it is absolutely necessary to wash them, it is best to do so rapidly and gently just before consuming them.