How to store strawberries
Strawberries are a highly perishable fruit and it's important to store them properly to ensure they stay fresh and flavourful. Here are a few tips on how to store strawberries properly:
Fresh Strawberries: If you buy fresh strawberries, they should be plump, firm, and free of any mould or soft spots. They can be stored in the refrigerator in a container or plastic bag for 3-5 days.
Do not wash them: Strawberries should not be washed before storing as the added moisture can cause them to spoil more quickly.
Avoid Ethylene: Strawberries should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, bananas, and avocados, as the ethylene gas can cause them to ripen or spoil faster.
Freezing: Strawberries can also be frozen, they should be hulled and cleaned, then placed in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and stored in the freezer for up to 8 months.
Check for freshness: Before storing, make sure the strawberries are fresh, if there are any signs of mould, softness or overripe, discard them.
By following these tips, you can help your strawberries stay fresh and flavourful for as long as possible. Remember that strawberries are highly perishable, so it's best to use them as soon as possible after you buy them or pick them.
When they're in season you can buy strawberries online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).