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Do strawberries continue to ripen after being picked?
Strawberries do not ripen after being picked. They will get a deeper red but there is no further flavor development. They will become softer as the berries become older.
Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (August 2004)
PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)