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
- 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.