At the end of winter each year, strawberry plants laden with flowers burst forth from thawed earth in response to the warming rays of the sun. Soon thereafter, new strawberries begin to change from hard green new fruits to ripening white and pink ones foretelling the harvest soon to come. When the deep red develops heralding the production of the nutritious bioflavonoids, picking time is right around the corner!
Whether you pick your own or grow your strawberries, or even if you buy them in the store, it is important to store strawberries appropriately. Here is what you need to know to stave off moldy strawberries and maximize the life of your berries (and your enjoyment of them!).