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Freezing

Blackberries or Dewberries

Preparation – Select fully ripe, firm berries. Wash carefully in cold water, discarding soft, under-ripe or defective fruit.

Syrup Pack – Pack berries into containers and cover with cold 40 to 50 percent syrup, depending on sweetness of fruit. Leave headspace. Seal and freeze.

Sugar Pack – Gently mix 3/4 cup sugar with 1 quart ( 11/3 pounds) berries. Fill containers, leaving headspace. Seal and freeze.

Dry Pack – Pack berries into containers, leaving headspace. Berries can also be frozen first on a tray and then packed into containers as soon as they are frozen. Seal and freeze.



This document was extracted from "So Easy to Preserve", 5th ed. 2006. Bulletin 989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens. Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension Foods Specialists.

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