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#1 *melrose*

Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

Blueberries are super cheap at the moment at my local fruit shop 2 for $2 so I'm wanting to stock up as I have smoothys everyday with them.
Now my question is can you freeze them and how long for?
Thanks in advance.

#2 Riotproof

Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:20 PM

I’d want to compare the price per kilo of frozen before going down that route myself. Unless you have a huge freezer.

#3 overlytired

Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:32 PM

Blueberrries can absolutely be frozen. The recommended method is to freeze them in individual layers on a cookie sheet and transfer the frozen berries into a container (otherwise they'll freeze as a clump).

ETA typo.

Edited by overlytired, 23 September 2019 - 12:33 PM.


#4 K.heather

Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:38 PM

Blueberries are just peas holding their breath hehe.

#5 AliasMater

Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

I wouldn't touch the frozen ones. Those imports have had too many recalls over the years for my liking. At $1 a punnet OP, I'd stock up. They are $2.50 a punnet here but I still have 4 in the fridge!

#6 Sweet.Pea

Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:08 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 23 September 2019 - 12:20 PM, said:

I’d want to compare the price per kilo of frozen before going down that route myself. Unless you have a huge freezer.

I freeze them myself, regardless of price. The frozen ones come from Mexico or Chile.

#7 *melrose*

Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:13 PM

Yes I just went out and brought 30 punnets and will grab more tomorrow.
We own a chest freezer so I have made room for them all.

#8 seayork2002

Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:16 PM

Not sure if it is why they are cheap but DH has been buying some then giving me some, they don't taste of anything?

#9 *melrose*

Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:23 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 23 September 2019 - 01:16 PM, said:

Not sure if it is why they are cheap but DH has been buying some then giving me some, they don't taste of anything?
They taste yummy like blueberries should do lol.
Blueberries are cheap around this time of year as we are in full blueberries season 😊

#10 *melrose*

Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:24 PM

View PostK.heather, on 23 September 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

Blueberries are just peas holding their breath hehe.
Hahaha 😂

#11 Riotproof

Posted 23 September 2019 - 01:57 PM

View PostSweet.Pea, on 23 September 2019 - 01:08 PM, said:



I freeze them myself, regardless of price. The frozen ones come from Mexico or Chile.

You can get Australian ones.

http://www.frozberri...rown_-_nsw.html

Edited by Riotproof, 23 September 2019 - 02:00 PM.


#12 Greatmum

Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:29 PM

If u look at that site they r not all Australian berries.

#13 Romeo Void

Posted 23 September 2019 - 03:09 PM

Bought frozen blueberries don't taste like blueberries, I wonder if home frozen taste better?  If bought frozen mango once and it was awful, I freeze my own when mangoes are super cheap and they taste divine.

#14 BECZ

Posted 23 September 2019 - 03:40 PM

I’d be freezing them myself at that price too!

I froze a small amount not last year, but the year before and did it like PP, spread out on a sheet and then transferred them to a container and they were great.
Sadly, most years we lose a lot of our blueberries as DF just doesn’t get how much water they need.  As a result we come back from holidays each year to lots of shriveled up berries on the ground.  So, by the time the kids pick as they play in the back yard (which I’m more than happy that they do), there aren’t a huge amount left over.
Fingers crossed this years crop survives.

Edited by BECZ, 23 September 2019 - 04:41 PM.





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