Picking, Storing and Freezing

Picking Blueberries

Blueberries do not have any thorns, so they are easy to pick. When a berry is dark blue all over it is ripe, and it will come off easily – just roll it with your thumb.  If you want to pick fast – just hold your picking tray or bucket under the bunch and tickle all the ripe berries off with your thumb.

Storing Blueberries

Blueberries will store up to 2 weeks in your fridge, provided that they are dry when stored, and are covered with cellophane (when we pack them for you, we put cellophane over the top). Plastic wraps and covers don’t breathe, and will cause your blueberries to sweat so they won’t last as long.

Freezing Blueberries

To freeze, spread berries in a single layer on baking paper on a tray. Once frozen solid, tip them into freezer bags. Don’t wash the berries before freezing – the ice crystals from the water can pierce the skins. Wash them after you take them out of the freezer (we don’t use any bad sprays but bird poop can’t be ruled out). Delicious straight from the freezer as mini ice-blocks, and much healthier!

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