Food & Cooking Tips

Tips For Buying Blueberries

Fresh blueberries are on the market from May through September. Generally, the large berries are cultivated varieties and the smaller berries are wild varieties. Look for: A dark blue color with a silvery bloom is the best indication of quality. This silvery bloom is a natural, protective, waxy coating. Buy blueberries that are plump, firm, uniform in size, dry, and free from stems or leaves. Avoid: Soft, mushy, or leaking berries. Courtesy of Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO, 81009