How to Make Strawberries Last Longer - Wish Farms

How to Make Strawberries Last Longer


We receive questions all the time from our consumers and fans and one that we see a lot is:

How can I make my strawberries last longer?

How to make strawberries last longer?
How to make strawberries last longer?

Well, there are a few answers to this question, so it just depends on how you plan to enjoy your strawberries when the time is right! A common misconception is that strawberries continue to ripen after they are picked – and this is not true.  Follow these instructions below to extend the life of your strawberries!

  • Keep Berries Refrigerated 

    It is important you always keep your strawberries refrigerated, as this will prevent a more rapid breakdown of the fruit.

  • Only Wash the Strawberries You are About to Eat 

    If you buy a package of strawberries and don’t plan on eating them all in one sitting, be sure to keep the leftover fruit dry and place them back in the refrigerator.  

  • Freeze the Berries 

    This is the best way to keep strawberries long term.  In order to prevent the strawberries from clumping together, we recommend cutting the caps off the top, rinse and allow to fully dry.  Then place the fruit on a cookie sheet (or other flat surface) and put them in the freezer until frozen.  Once fully frozen, transfer to a freezer bag until you’re ready to eat!

I hope these tips have been helpful – be sure to check back for more!

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