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Blueberry Care

Blueberry Care

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Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to care for. Once you bring them home from the farm, you don’t need to wash them. At Blue Oak Farms, we stop spraying any chemicals in December and they aren’t ready for harvesting until mid-March. With the rain and sun beating down on them for 3 months any traces of harmful chemicals has disappeared.

However, If you still feel the need to wash them all you need is a colander.

Pour you berries in the colander and dunk them in a bowl of clean water. If you put them under running water it can damage the berry depending on their ripeness. After they are washed, pour them out onto paper towels to let dry.

Freezing blueberries for storage couldn’t be easier. After you wash them, if you chose to do so, let them dry completely. Then spread them onto a cookie sheet in a single layer. Pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours. Once they are frozen, portion them out into plastic baggies, and replace them in the freezer. Freezing in a great option for blueberries if you want to enjoy them all year round. 52 weeks’ worth of blueberry pancakes, can you say yum??

Refrigerator storage is simple. Put desired amount into a container and cover. It’s pretty straight forward, blueberries will last approximately 5 days in the fridge.

I hope this helps my fellow blueberry lovers!

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2 thoughts on “Blueberry Care

Claire McDowellPosted on  4:16 pm - Feb 14, 2017

just want to verify blueberry and blackberry picking dates this year. love to pick them and either freeze or make preserves ‘ thanks for the information. just trying to get my calender ready

    Rachel BohnPosted on  12:53 am - Mar 21, 2017

    Blueberry U-Pick will be in late April. We will most likely not have blackberry U-Pick because there just aren’t a lot of them. This winter was warm, and with the variety we have they just got messed up. We will most likely have them available for purchase, pre-picked. If you want current updates check us out on social media!

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