Sunday, June 19, 2011

Produce 101 - Cherries

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Produce 101 - Cherries

Picking the best
When selecting cherries handle with care to avoid bruising or other damages. Cherries should appear fresh, firm, well matured and well colored for the variety of the fruit. Choose cherries that are large approximately one inch in diameter or larger.

Store cherries unwashed and loosely packed in a plastic bag for up to one week. Sort cherries every day and remove damaged or spoiled fruit to protect the rest of the cherries. Freezing cherries is another good way to store cherries and can last up to one year, do this by rinsing and draining cherries. Then pack into freezer proof containers or plastic freezer bags; remove excess air and freeze.


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