Vinegar Bath, fresh for up to 2 weeks
One of the great things about vinegar is that it destroys harmful bacteria so bathing your strawberries in it will keep them fresh longer. And don’t worry about your berries tasting like vinegar. You’ll be washing it off. Bathing your strawberries in vinegar only takes five easy steps, and can help the berries last much longer. The good news is that this method works for any type of berry.
Step 6: Cover the lid and label it with the date. Your strawberries should last up to two weeks.
Cut Stems + Airtight Container, fresh for up to 1 week
Cutting the stems off a strawberry and placing them in a container is the most common way to store strawberries. For this method, you don’t need to wash the berries until you’re ready to use them. The only thing you’ll need is a paper towel and an airtight container. This method will keep your berries fresh for about a week. If you need ideas on what to do with your strawberries, check out this fruit and chocolate pairing guide.
Original Packaging + Countertop, fresh for 2 days
If you want to use your strawberries right away, leave them in their original packaging and place them on the countertop. Then wash them right before you plan to use them. These strawberries should stay fresh for about two days. Always make sure to remove the moldy ones to prevent the others from molding as well.
Freezing Your Strawberries
Whole Strawberries + Freezer Bag, lasts up to 2 months
So you want to freeze your strawberries for smoothies. Here’s a simple way to do that in two easy steps!
Halved Strawberries + Sugar, lasts 8-12 months
This method is perfect for strawberries that you plan to use in a dessert or for a sweet treat on their own. You can use as little or as much sugar as you want. Make sure to taste one of the strawberries before freezing so that you know it’s the right sweetness. You don’t want to end up with overly sweet strawberries that you can’t eat. Our suggestion is to mix 1/4 cup of sugar for every 10 ounces of berries.
Now that you know how to keep strawberries fresh, try making a fruity smoothie, or better yet, a strawberry tart. If you ate all the strawberries that you meant to use for a dinner party dessert, no need to worry! Send them some goodies from our enchanting autumn best sellers. We guarantee this will make them smile.