How to look after your berries


After leaving the orchard make sure you keep your berries in the coolest part of your car, the floor is always a good place.

Storage

Strawberries

Once you get home, if you are not eating your delicious berries immediately store them in the fridge, they will keep better and last for longer.

When serving your berries, ideally it is best to take them out of the fridge an hour before serving and eat them at room temperature. This ensures you’ll get the best possible taste.

Raspberries: are very delicate, so are best eaten that day, especially during the peak of a humid summer.

Strawberries: are at their eating best the first day or two after buying


Freezing

Blueberries

Strawberries: Remove the green leafy part, then freeze in a shallow tray before transferring into a bag. This will prevent them sticking together.

Blueberries: Are naturally free flowing so you can freeze them straight into a bag.

Raspberries: Freeze in a shallow tray before transferring into a bag. This will prevent them sticking together.


About us

Piopio Berry Orchard is a 13 hectare orchard consisting of 2 hectares of strawberry plants, 6 hectares of blueberries, 1.5 hectares of raspberries, some cows, calves, sheep, rabbits, many, many birds and our dogs, Syd and Nellie.

Visit us in Piopio

With berry ice cream for the kids, coffee for the grown-ups, plenty of parking, a playground and grass for the dogs – Piopio Berry Orchard is the perfect place for a pit stop. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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