Freezing Suggestions

 

All berries can be placed on flat trays in a single layer and put into the coldest part of the freezer. When frozen place in freezer bags.

 

To freeze for jams or other uses without sugar: Fill freezer containers with prepared sliced, or washed and dried berries to within inch of top. Combine 4 cups water with 1 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice and pour over berries before freezing.

 

To freeze in syrup: Fill freezer containers with prepared berries to within inch of top. Combine 4 cups cold water with 4 cups sugar; stir to dissolve. Pour over berries. Allow 1 cups prepared fruit and 1/3-1/2 cup syrup per pint container.

 

To freeze in a dry pack, sweetened: Toss together cup sugar with 4 cups prepared berries; let stand until juice forms and sugar is almost dissolved. Pack in freezer containers leaving inch head space.