Why do strawberries mold so fast?

If not stored properly in their original container, strawberries will mold quickly. In order to prolong the shelf life of your strawberries, follow our Care & Handling Guidelines:

  1. Try to keep your strawberries as dry as possible.
  2. Refrigerate strawberries in their original package between 32° and 34°F.
  3. Rinse strawberries gently with cool water just before you’re ready to eat them.
  4. To enhance their natural flavors, let strawberries reach room temperature before serving.

Where do Driscoll’s strawberries come from?

Driscoll's strawberries are grown in the United States and Mexico, depending on the time of year. California is the largest growing region for Driscoll's strawberries. Check out the strawberry availability calendar to find out more about the locations where Driscoll's strawberries are grown.

Are strawberries GMO?

All Driscoll's berries, both conventional and organic, are non-GMO. Driscoll's Research and Development department is the industry leader in the development of premium berry plants that utilize only proven natural and traditional breeding processes.

Why do raspberries have hair?

The little hairs on the raspberry are called styles. They help protect the berry from damage and are completely safe to eat!

How do I keep my raspberries fresh?

In order to keep Driscoll’s raspberries fresh, we recommend following our Care & Handling Guidelines:

  1. Try to keep your raspberries as dry as possible.
  2. Refrigerate raspberries in their original package between 32° and 34°F.
  3. Rinse raspberries gently with cool water just before you’re ready to eat them.
  4. To enhance their natural flavors, let raspberries reach room temperature before serving.

Where are Driscoll’s raspberries grown?

Driscoll’s raspberries are grown in California and Mexico.

How do blueberries grow?

Blueberries are grown as long-lived perennial bushes, meaning they grow and produce for many years much like an apple tree or a grape vine. Driscoll’s blueberries are grown all around the world by talented growers who combine traditional farming skills, innovative production practices and the best varieties available.

What is the white stuff on blueberries?

The white haze on blueberries is called bloom and is a sign that your blueberries are fresh! Bloom acts as a barrier against insects, bacteria, and the sun. It helps to seal in the fruit's moisture. Keep in mind that the more you handle a blueberry, the more the bloom will fade.

Are Driscoll’s blueberries GMO?

All Driscoll's blueberries are non-GMO. Driscoll's Research and Development team uses a traditional technique called cross-pollination, where they choose two parent blueberry plants to cross together. They take pollen from one parent and manually transfer it to the flower of a second. It takes thousands of cross-pollination tests to find a new variety that is truly special.

Why do blackberries have hairs?

The little hairs on the blackberry are called styles. Styles help protect the blackberry from damage, and are completely edible.

How do I store blackberries?

Follow these four steps to store your blackberries and keep them plump and juicy:

  1. Try to keep your blackberries as dry as possible.
  2. Refrigerate blackberries in their original package between 32° and 34°F.
  3. Rinse blackberries gently with cool water just before you’re ready to eat them.
  4. To enhance their natural flavors, let blackberries reach room temperature before serving.

Are Driscoll’s blackberries GMO?

Driscoll's blackberries are non-GMO. Driscoll's Research and Development department is the industry leader in the development of premium berry plants that utilize only proven natural and traditional breeding processes.

What makes berries organic?

Organic berries are produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic growers must implement an Organic System Plan (OSP) which integrates cultural, biological and mechanical processes that foster the cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity.  Before Driscoll’s berries can be labeled “organic,” a government-approved  third party certification agency sends an organic inspector to the farm and inspects the field where the food is grown to make sure the grower is in compliance with USDA organic standards. Check out our “What is Organic” page to learn more about what qualifies as an organic product.

Are non organic berries safe?

Yes, all of Driscoll’s organic and non-organic berries are safe to consume. We work closely with our independent growers to find new and innovative farming practices. Some of the tools in our organic farmers’ toolkits include crop rotation, beneficial insect management and the use of cover crops and compost.

Where can I buy organic berries?

Driscoll’s sells organic berries throughout the US and Mexico. Contact your local retailer to learn more where Driscoll’s organic berries are currently being sold.

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