You Can Not Tell If A Blueberry IS Ripe By It’s Color

The only way to tell if a blueberry is ripe is to test how easily it comes off. If I have to tug at a berry, I just leave it for later picking because it will sour. Blueberries will ripen and sweeten if left out at room temperature.

Some of the the most experienced pickers have learned to “rake” through the berries with their fingers while holding the bucket underneath. This method assures the best tasting berries as only the ripe berries fall in the bucket. I prefer to pick one berry at a time using both hands with the bucket on a strap by by side. I am a very picky picker and a slow one, but I enjoy it that way.