How Long Do Raspberries Last?


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2-3 days
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do raspberries 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 raspberries refrigerated at all times.
  • How long do raspberries last at room temperature? Raspberries should only be left out at room temperature if being consumed within the same day, as raspberries are highly perishable and do not ripen after being picked.
  • Refrigerate raspberries 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 raspberries before refrigerating.
  • To extend the shelf life of raspberries, do not wash the berries until ready to eat or use.
  • How long do raspberries last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, raspberries will usually keep for about 2 to 3 days in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze whole raspberries? 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 raspberries 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 - raspberries that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raspberries are bad or spoiled? Raspberries that are spoiling will typically become soft and mushy and their color will deteriorate; discard raspberries if mold appears or if the raspberries have an off smell or appearance.

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