You've picked your Jubilee Blues blueberries, now what?! Here are some helpful tips from the pros at Jubilee Orchards to ensure your berries stay fresh longer.
It's hard to resist eating all of your blueberries at once! Blueberries stored at room temperature will last 4-5 days. If you decide to leave your berries stored at room temperature, keep in an open container without a lid. This will help prevent the berries from moisture damage. Always wash before eating. Try using blueberries in one of Jubilee Orchard's signature recipes.
Chill your blueberries in the refrigerator if you plan to eat them within 2 weeks. Berries typically stay fresh in the fridge for 10-12 days. The key to refrigerating blueberries is to store them in a covered container without washing them. Washing the berries before refrigerating may cause them to become mushy. For best results, wait to wash berries just before eating.
Freezing your blueberries is going to be your best bet if you plan to store your berries for more than 2 weeks. To freeze, start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash the berries and lay them out on the baking sheet in a single layer and leave in freezer for 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer your berries into a freezer bag or airtight container. Frozen blueberries will keep for up to 6 months.