Make sure you choose the right blueberry for your area.


Harvest in late July through mid-August.  The longer you wait the sweeter they will be, and they will easily fall off the stems.

Choose firm, plump, dry blueberries with dusty blue color and uniform size.


Refrigerate blueberries for 10 days to 14 days.

Storing and Freezing Blueberries

When you bring fresh blueberries indoors, avoid storing them in paper bags or sealed containers or exposing them to direct sunlight. These conditions can accelerate ripening and lead to spoilage. Instead, place them in a shallow, open container in a cool, shaded area to prevent crushing.

Blueberries can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. It is advisable to wash them only before you plan to use them because moisture can promote mold growth. If you prefer to clean them immediately, ensure they are completely dry before refrigerating.

Blueberries can be frozen for up to a year for longer storage. It is generally better to freeze them unwashed. However, if you wash them, ensure they are thoroughly dried before freezing.

To freeze, spread the blueberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid. Then, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. When ready to use, simply rinse the frozen blueberries under cold water to thaw.

Proper harvesting and handling are crucial to maximizing the yield from your blueberry bushes. You can enjoy your blueberries throughout the year with careful harvesting, handling, and storage.


Nutrition Benefits
Low fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of dietary fiber; good source of vitamin C.

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