NH PYO Strawberry Tips
Hints on Picking & Storing Strawberries
Welcome to the New Hampshire Strawberry Picking Guide, an informative resource to New Hampshires strawberry orchards, fields, farms and farmstands. NHLiving.com thanks you for supporting New Hampshire’s family farms. Contact the New Hampshire PYO Farm direct. This information is subject to changes and peak harvesting time will vary with the New England weather. Please call in advance for directions and to confirm fruit availability. ME Living thanks you for supporting New Hampshire Farmers. To promote your business in NHLiving.com – New Hampshire’s Internet Magazine, please contact us.
Strawberries are a favorite summer treat for many people. Going out and picking your own can make for fun activity with family and friends. In order to make sure that you get only the best and that they keep long enough for you to eat them here are some tips to keep in mind when picking and then storing strawberries.
When it comes to selecting the perfect strawberry there are a few things handy tips to be aware of. First of all select bright red berries that still have their cap. Keep in mind that the smaller berries are usually more sweet and flavorful. Avoid any that are moldy, soft, or shriveled.
Strawberries are best when eaten right away. Make sure not to wash them until right before you are ready to eat them. This is because water on berries will speed up deterioration and then they will not last as long. If storage is desired place the strawberries on a paper towel in a lightly covered container and place in the refrigerator. The strawberries usually keep for 2 – 3 days this way. Strawberries can also be frozen either whole or sliced, make sure to put them in a container made for the freezer. Strawberries can be kept this way for up to a year.
~ Megin K for nhliving.com
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