How To Make Your Strawberries Last Longer!

Make your strawberries last for weeks instead of days using this tip!

Since strawberries are starting to be in season, I have been wondering how I can make the most out of this AWESOME fruit! I saw this tip on making your strawberries last longer (I can’t even remember where now), but I tried it and this bunch of strawberries lasted for almost two WEEKS in the fridge after using this soak on them!  It is really easy, all you need are strawberries, vinegar and water!

FYI: this will work on any type of  berries.

How to Make Your Strawberries Last Longer:

It is SUPER simple. I had a hard time believing it worked until I tried it for myself. Here is all that you need to do:Mix one part vinegar with 10 parts water.

  • Step 1: Soak Them for 2 Minutes
  • Step 2: Drain Them
  • Step 3: Put them back in a container
  • Step 4: Enjoy them for weeks!

Just four simple steps and you can keep your berries fresher, for longer! That means whenever berries go on sale, you can buy more than normal knowing that the freshness will actually last!

When I did it for these strawberries, I used 5 cups water to 1/2 cup vinegar.  The vinegar kills the mold spores that are already growing on the berries so  it lengthens the shelf life! After I drained them, I didn’t rinse them off (you can if you would like) but there was absolutely no hint of a vinegar taste at all on the berries.

I washed out the original container and stored them back in it because it has nice ventilation.   I am sure you could use any container to store them! But that is all! Most of you have vinegar in your pantry already so might as well use it to help your berries last even longer. We all know how expensive fresh fruit can be sometimes so it is best to make the most out of it!

Give it a try and let us know how it goes!


This is not only great with strawberries you can use on all your fresh produce! I have a great essential oil product that I use for washing my apples. Send me a text at 208-907-OILS or email me at if you want to learn about those. 

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