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. Blueberries do not ripen after picking, so if you have to pull a berry off it probably isn’t ripe!
Blueberries will store up to 2 weeks in your fridge, provided 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.
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. Delicious straight from the freezer as mini ice-blocks, and much healthier!