How to Make Fresh Strawberries Last Longer

How to Make Fresh Strawberries Last Longer

I am so excited about picking fresh strawberries soon. There is nothing better! Except when you pick them and they get moldy and yucky after just a day.

I learned this little tip that I wanted to share with you to easily get your fresh strawberries to last over a week in the refrigerator.

All you need is cold water and white vinegar :-) The vinegar kills mold spores that are on the berries. And there is no taste of vinegar left on the strawberries either.

Just mix 2 cups of cold water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar in a large bowl and soak your fresh strawberries in it for about 20 minutes!

How to Make Fresh Strawberries Last Longer

Drain in a colander and then lay the strawberries on a towel or paper towels to dry.

How to Make Fresh Strawberries Last Longer

Store them in a bowl in the refrigerator. Mine have lasted more than a week and probably longer if we didn’t eat them that fast.

I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.


  1. says

    What a great idea! I have been throwing strawberries away and know I won’t have to! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  2. Janet Olson says

    Thank you!!! I’m the only one in the house that eats strawberries. I l.o.v.e. them but sometimes….. No more.

  3. says

    I have heard this tip in passing before but was worried about the vinegar taste so it makes me happy to hear you say that you can’t taste it at all. Will def try it now! Thanks!

  4. says

    Thanks for the tip! We love strawberries, but sometimes I tell the kids not to eat them because I’m saving them to make something, then I don’t find the time to use them before they start to go bad. Pinned so I can try this.

  5. says

    Thank for the great tip! I buy a huge tray of strawberries from our local farmer, but we are always in a hurry to finish them before they go bad. Thank you for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays, hope you have a nice weekend!

  6. says

    Stopping in from Let’s Get Real Blog Hop; How totally amazing! I was given a whole flatof berries once and had to use them before they went bad. Unfortunately, I lost a few. Wish I had known this! Thanks for sharing at the hop!

  7. says

    I had heard this somewhere already but completely forgot about it. Going to pin this, as I had to throw away some very unpleasantly mushy strawberries yesterday.

  8. says

    This is a great tip! I always end up throwing out berries because they become a science project in my fridge waiting to be eaten. Looks like my Family Fun Friday co-host, Danita, loved it as much as I did. I also featured you as a frugal idea – “waste not, want not.” :)

  9. says

    Good to know! I am planting strawberries this year. I’ve missed having them. I tend to can a lot when it’s to the point I have too many or the ones in the house are about to go bad. Now, I can keep them a little longer. Thanks for linking at The Yuck Stops Here. I do hope you will link again next week!

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