Cherries are a delicious treat that you can eat year-round. But if you want to get the most out of your cherries, you’ll have to know how to keep them fresh.
There are a few things you can do to keep cherries fresh longer. First, keep them in the refrigerator. This will slow down their ripening process and extend their shelf life. If you don’t have room for them in the fridge, make sure they’re not sitting on top of fruits with strong odors like apples or bananas. These can transfer their odors onto your cherries and cause them to rot faster than usual.
You should also make sure that any plastic bags or containers you use for storing your cherries are completely dry before putting them in them. Moisture can cause mold and mildew growth which will decrease the quality of your fruit and increase its chances of spoiling quickly.
The best way to keep cherries fresh longer is by storing them in an airtight container. You can also freeze them, but you’ll want to remove the pits before doing so. If you’re looking for a more immediate solution, try dipping your cherries in hot water for about 10 seconds before eating them. This will help keep them from going bad so quickly.
Look for a bright red cherry that is firm and plump. If you see any bruising on the skin or soft spots, discard those cherries. Get rid of any excess stems, leaves, and stems.
To keep your cherries fresh longer, store them in a plastic bag in the fridge. This will help prevent them from drying out and also keeps them from getting moldy. If you prefer to use an airtight container instead, store the containers on their sides so that they don’t tip over and spill their contents all over the place when you reach into your fridge to grab one for your morning cereal or salad dressings.
Cherries are perfect in so many ways, but they don’t last long. Luckily, you can keep them fresh for a little longer by taking the time to clean and prep them properly. Here’s how:
Clean the cherries.
- Remove stems and leaves.
- Wash the cherries in lukewarm water.
- Rinse them with cold water, then dry with paper towels.
Dry the cherries.
After washing and drying your cherries, you should place them in a single layer on paper towels. Let them dry for at least 1 day. Do not store the dried cherries in an airtight container or refrigerator; they should be kept at room temperature.
Remove stems and leaves.
- Remove stems and leaves. The stems of cherries are thin, so you can pull them off by hand rather than trying to cut them with a knife. If you want to use the leaves for tea or composting, remove them using a paring knife or kitchen shears.
- Store cherries uncovered in the fridge if possible (ideally at least one layer deep). This will help keep air circulating around each berry, preventing moisture from building up on their surface and causing mold growth.*
Remove soft spots.
If you have cherries that have soft spots, remove them before storing. This will prevent the fruit from rotting in storage and extend its shelf life. For example, if you cut out an overly soft spot with a knife or spoon and leave the rest of the cherry alone, it will likely spoil faster than normal.
Spread them out in a bowl or container.
- Spread them out in a bowl or container. “Dry” cherries do not need much moisture, and if you pack them too tightly together, they will dry out even more quickly. If you’re using a container, make sure it has a lid so that the cherries don’t dry out any further after being opened.
How to keep cherries fresh longer
The first thing you can do to keep cherries fresh longer is to store them in the fridge. You can also store cherries in a container with holes in the lid, or even better—a container with holes in the lid and covered with a damp cloth. The cool temperature and moisture will keep your cherries fresh for up to two weeks.
Cherries are a delicious, nutritious stone fruit that can be enjoyed fresh or cooked into sweet desserts. They’re also high in vitamin C, potassium and other nutrients. But did you know that cherries have an even longer shelf life than other fruits? Yes, cherries can last up to two weeks if stored properly – so now you don’t need to worry about them going bad before they get eaten.