PLEASE NOTE: We only deliver to HX, OL14-15 and BD13-22 postcodes.

How to store blueberries

Blueberries are delicate fruits that need to be handled carefully to ensure they remain fresh and tasty. Here are a few tips for storing blueberries:

  1. Keep them dry: Blueberries are sensitive to moisture, so it's important to keep them as dry as possible. If they are wet when you bring them home, gently pat them dry with a paper towel.

  2. Refrigeration: Blueberries can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week. They should be kept in the refrigerator as soon as possible to prolong their shelf life.

  3. Freezing: Blueberries can also be frozen for long-term storage. To freeze, wash them and dry them thoroughly. Place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to a year.

  4. Avoid over-ripe berries: Overripe blueberries can cause the good ones to spoil more quickly, so it's best to remove any overripe or mouldy berries as soon as you notice them.

  5. Check for mould: Before storing blueberries, inspect them for mould or any signs of spoilage. Discard any berries that have visible mould or a slimy texture.

  6. Don't wash them before storing: Blueberries are delicate and washing them before storing can cause them to spoil more quickly. Wash them only before eating or using them in a recipe.

By following these tips, you can help to prolong the shelf life of your blueberries and ensure they are fresh and tasty when you are ready to eat them.

When they're in season you can buy blueberries online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).