When you get home:
· DON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them. Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
Our strawberries are not sprayed with a chemical fungicide. Chemical fungicides are sprayed early on during the bloom and are systemic. They can not be washed off - they are IN THE BERRY. The berries, however, stay fresh for longer. We use a certified organic natural fungicide that may or may not work :) We recommend you process your berries as soon as you get home. We have been told that berries rinsed in a vinegar/water mixture keep longer. (A customer said it worked!) - see this link!
I edited information found at http://pickyourown.org – thank you!
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