APRICOTS & APRIUMS
Ripe when yielding gently to the touch, the texture and flavor of these stone fruits will be best experienced out of hand at room temperature. If your stone fruits are deteriorating faster than you can eat them, and you’d like to refrigerate them, refrigerate fruit unwashed and only if they are absolutely ripe and soft. Stone fruits will not ripen further if chilled.
Are highly perishable. We recommend cherries be stored in the refrigerator. Keep your cherries unwashed and uncovered in the coldest part of your refrigerator (typically the back). Left at room temperature, cherries can deteriorate quickly. Stored properly, they can retain their texture and flavor for more than a week..
No wash method:
For the no wash method, store strawberries in the refrigerator in a glass or plastic container with a lid. Before you place the strawberries in the container, place a piece of paper towel on the bottom to absorb moisture. Wash right before consuming and consume them within 2-4 days.
The wash method is a little more involved time wise but your berries will keep longer. Wash the berries in diluted vinegar bath of 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water. Drain the berries in a colander and rinse with cool water. Line a salad spinner with paper towels and spin them until they are completely dry (about 15 seconds). Store the cleaned berries in a clean container that has a lid. Before you place the berries in the container, line it with a paper towel place a paper towel to absorb moisture. Leave the lid of the container partially ajar to avoid moisture accumulation.