Tips for Freezing Berries
Food preservation season begins with preserving berries: frozen, canned, dried, or jams and jellies. The freezing of berries is a great place for a "new" food preserver to develop their skills.
Preserve fruits as soon as possible after harvest and at their peak of ripeness.
Do not soak berries in water. To clean, place the berries in a colander, dip into cool water, and gently swish, drain.
Fruit can be frozen with sugar, in a sugar water syrup, or unsweetened. Unsweetened fruits lose quality faster than those packed in sugar or sugar syrups.
- Freezing Fruit
- Freezing Food: Questions and Answers
- Mini module: Freezing Fruit for Sweet Success
- How to Prepare Fruits for Freezing
Peer reviewed by Kathy Brandt 2015