Food Storage - How long can you keep...

BLACKBERRIES - FRESH, RAW

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2-3 days
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do blackberries last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions and how ripe the berries were when purchased or picked - for maximum shelf life, keep blackberries refrigerated at all times.
  • How long do blackberries last at room temperature? Blackberries should only be left out at room temperature if being consumed within the same day, as blackberries are highly perishable and do not ripen after being picked.
  • Refrigerate blackberries in their closed plastic clamshell container (if purchased in one) or place berries loosely in a shallow container and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Discard any bruised or moldy blackberries before refrigerating.
  • To extend the shelf life of blackberries, do not wash the berries until ready to eat or use.
  • How long do blackberries last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, blackberries will usually keep for about 2 to 3 days in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze whole blackberries? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash berries carefully in cold water, pat dry and place in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (2) Once berries are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
  • How long do whole blackberries last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - blackberries that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if blackberries are bad or spoiled? Blackberries that are spoiling will typically become soft and mushy and their color will deteriorate; discard blackberries if mold appears or if the blackberries have an off smell or appearance.

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