How Long Do Cranberries Last?


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3-6 weeks
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do cranberries last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - for maximum shelf life, keep cranberries refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cranberries, refrigerate cranberries in plastic bag or covered container.
  • How long do cranberries last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, cranberries will usually keep for about 3 to 6 weeks in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze whole cranberries? Yes, to freeze: Place in freezer in original plastic packaging, or if cranberries were purchased in bulk, place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do cranberries 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 - cranberries that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cranberries are bad or spoiled? Cranberries that are spoiling will typically become soft and mushy and their color will deteriorate; discard cranberries if mold appears or if the cranberries have an off smell or appearance.

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