1. Sort and discard any spoiled or unripe blueberries.
2. Rinse the blueberries in cool water to remove any dirt or debris.
3. Gently pat the blueberries dry with paper towels.
4. Choose a storage container that is clean, airtight, and large enough to hold the berries without crushing them. Plastic containers or freezer bags work well.
5. Place the blueberries in the container or bag, filling it about 2/3 full. Leave enough space for expansion as the blueberries freeze.
6. Label the container with the date and contents.
7. Place the container in the freezer. If using a plastic bag, squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing.
8. Blueberries can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
9. To use frozen blueberries, simply remove the desired amount from the container and thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Frozen blueberries can be added to smoothies, baked goods, or enjoyed as a frozen snack.
Dr. Sarah Smith is a blueberry expert and author of BlueberryExpert.com. She has been growing and studying blueberries for over 20 years. Her research has focused on the different varieties, growing techniques, and nutritional content of blueberries. She is passionate about helping people to grow their own healthy blueberries and has been a leader in the industry for many years.