It is recommended that
all fruits be washed before consumption. It is always best to pick
berries during the early hours of the day. It is cooler for you and
the berries; there is a lot less stress on both. Because you will
be outdoors, we recommend you bring some water to drink, bug spray,
sunscreen, and hats to protect you from the heat and sun. As with
any outdoor activity, you should be aware of things such as insects,
bees, fire ants, etc., anything that would normally be seen out in
a "country" setting.|
TIPS FOR SELECTION AND STORAGE OF BLUEBERRIES
· Pick berries when dark blue. A gentle tug will release the
blueberry from the stem.
· Blueberries should be stored in the refrigerator unwashed
in a covered container as soon as you get them home. They will usually
keep well in the refrigerator for about a week. You should rinse them
right before eating or using them.
· To freeze the blueberries, do not wash; put them into freezer
bags and freeze. To use the frozen berries, remove from the freezer
and rinse in a colander. Frozen berries will last in the freezer for
about a year.