How to Store Fresh Picked Strawberries

Delicious strawberries in spring and summertime taste no better than just that … fresh and just picked. But if you’re looking for how to store fresh picked strawberries or how to freeze fresh strawberries, then read on. There are so many scrumptious recipes using fresh strawberries, but how do you keep them fresh?

How to Store Fresh Picked Strawberries

I write a lot about strawberries on my blog, because we grew them in a patch on the side of our house for years. If you have an abundance of berries, and wonder How to Store Fresh Picked Strawberries, I’m sharing my tips with you today. You may enjoy recipes like Strawberry Breakfast Yogurt Cake or Green Salad Recipe with Strawberries, Watermelon, and Cashews!

How to store fresh picked strawberries

I’m always asked, when it’s strawberry season, how to store fresh picked strawberries!

Here are a few tips for ripening and storing your fresh-picked berries:

1. It’s okay to not wash them right away.
2. You’ll want to refrigerate them. Don’t levave the for long on the counter (especially in the warmer months.)
3. Cover with plastic wrap; pierce for ventilation.

How to Store Strawberries

The color of a strawberry defines red; its flavor exemplifies sweetness. But if you can’t eat them all, can you harvest strawberries?

How long will strawberries last after picking them?

Strawberries will usually last for 2-3 days, and of course you always want to wash them before eating …

How to grow a strawberry patch

Our strawberry patch area on the side of the house was where the owners before us had their “mini garden” because it had the perfect sunlight.

When we put in 12 raised beds, we turned this area into our strawberry patch. It got plenty of sunshine, and there was nothing prettier than to walk out and see how the plants flowering beautifully. Which meant, the strawberries were going to be plentiful this year!

Seascape strawberry patch

I also write about how to plant Seascape strawberries, which are our favorite variety of berry.

I’m also sharing my tips, how to grow beautiful lettuce, if you are a lettuce lover and have a green thumb!

How to Store and Freeze Fresh Picked Strawberries

How to freeze fresh strawberries

Yes, you can freeze fresh strawberries.

  1. Remove the stems and caps, then wash and drain the fruit carefully.
  2. Do not soak in water, or the strawberry will lose nutrients and also flavor.
  3. Place berries in a single layer on towels to dry.
  4. To freeze whole strawberries, simply place in freezer containers or bags.

Also, if you’re looking for how to flash freeze or how to dehydrate strawberries, these are also great options with an abundance of strawberries!

EASY How to Store Fresh Picked Strawberries

My beautiful friends and I decided to do go on a little outing to a nearby park, along with our daughters. We brought a bowl of beautiful fresh fruit with us.

Berries and nuts and cheese make the perfect appetizer, but in our case, I left the cheese behind.

The hands dipped into the bowl and the giant berries were soon no more.

Enjoying Fresh Strawberries

I love this time of year, when we are so blessed with amazing fruit and veggies!

Lithia Park Ashland

Are you as ready as I am for a glorious strawberry season?

How to Store and Freeze Fresh Picked Strawberries

11 comments on “How to Store Fresh Picked Strawberries”

  1. Nothing better than fresh strawberries! Hope you have a bumper crop!
    xo Cathy

  2. I want a strawberry patch like yours. All I have is two little containers that produce about 10 strawberries every year. I planted a raspberry patch last year, but I won’t get a lot of raspberries until next year. All in due time . . . all in due time.

  3. Yummy! I want to grow strawberries eventually, right now I’m working on blueberries and raspberries.

  4. Thanks for the strawberry lesson, and for the great idea to pack a basket full of berries, call a few friends and sit a spell.

  5. Oh I love strawberries! My Aunt has a strawberry farm that we go to every year. It is amazing! I am hoping to plant strawberries at our new home. :)

  6. Your strawberry bed looks fabu! Love the last pic of the girls. What fun!

  7. LOOK at your strawberry patch !!! And those gorgeous H & D strawberries! I’ve never ordered from them, but Cheryl has said such wonderful things about their fruit. I might have to give them a try!

    LOVE your pictures, too! I want to live in your neighborhood!!!

  8. I just received that Harry & David box of HUGE strawberries last week! OMG were they GOOD!!…they did NOT last long in our house!

    Great post Sandy!!

  9. I’ve had various boxes from Harry and David’s in the past and they are consistantly wonderful so I can imagine how good the strawberries are.

    We don’t grow strawberries but the produce markets are full of them right now and a fairly decent price. This year they seem particularly good too, I plan on eating as many as I can while the locally grown crop is on offer.

    The impromptu picnic snack looks delicious.


  10. Strawberry season…I can’t wait! Here is Wisconsin we won’t have strawberries until the end of June. I can’t imagine having my own patch outside of my door. A little bit of heaven.

  11. We plan on adding a strawberry patch to our garden. We have two plants that survived the move that have producing strawberries one by one but I can’t wait to have a whole bunch of them growing all at once. YUM!
    Have a great day!

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