How to Select Boysenberries
Select boysenberries that are shiny, plump and firm to the touch. Avoid fruits that are bruised and or leaking. Ripe boysenberries should be dark purple to black in color and resemble a blackberry.
How to Store Boysenberries
After discarding any damaged or moldy boysenberries, place the remaining berries in a container and cover with a lid or plastic wrap then refrigerate.
How to Freeze Boysenberries
Wash boysenberries under cool water in a colander, allow sufficient draining, then spread berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. When the berries are frozen place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and return them to the freezer.
How to Ripen Boysenberries
Once boysenberries are removed from the plant they have no energy source to continue the ripening process. It is important to pick boysenberries when they are already ripe so they will have peak flavor. They will not ripen once harvested.
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