What to Look For

The appearance and flavour of the blueberry should indicate that they are ripe.  Good quality blueberries should be plump, juicy, and have a dusty, deep purple to blue skin colour.

Avoid berries that are soft, watering, or shrivelled

Ideal Storage

  • 2°C - 4°C
  • 90 - 95% relative humidity

Blueberries can be stored for 3-5 days for the best quality, but no longer than 2 weeks.  Freeze berries for preservation.

Berries are very susceptible to water loss.  Store at the optimum humidity and temperature to minimise shrivelling.

Response to Ethylene

Blueberries are a climacteric fruit and react to ethylene.