Storing berries

Tips for Storing Berries

Storing berries can be tricky. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, blackberries, and gooseberries) are highly perishable.

The following steps will help:

• Sort through your fruit.  Remove any damaged berries or debris.

• Store berries in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag.

• Don’t wash berries before storing them. Wash berries in a colander under running water just before using them.

• Berries generally have a low sensitivity to ethylene1. This means berries can usually be stored with other fruit.

• Berries will last in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.

If you found this post useful, or if you have any tips for storing berries, please leave a comment.


1. Ethylene is a gas produced by fruit as it ripens.  It can cause other fruit stored nearby to deteriorate.

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