Selecting Fresh Strawberries
When purchasing fresh strawberries, look for plump, brightly colored berries with a strong strawberry fragrance. Avoid berries with green or white patches, since strawberries will not ripen further after picking. If berries are prepackaged in plastic cartons, be sure to check the bottom for mushy berries or signs of mold. Store strawberries in the refrigerator and wash just before using.
Selecting and Storing Blueberries
Choose blueberries that are plump, firm and uniform in size with a silver-frosted indigo blue color. Avoid those that are moldy or shriveled. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. For best results, spread out into single layer in container before refrigerating and wash just before using.
Selecting & Storing Fresh Raspberries
Look for raspberries that are bright and clean without stems or caps. The cells should be plump and tender, but not mushy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and wash just before using.