Blueberries are best from May through September.

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lemon blueberry layer cake

Check 

for "bloom," a powderlike finish on the skin. It indicates freshness and protects fruit from the sun.

Select

plump, indigo-colored berries with skin that's taut to the touch. 

Discard

any shriveled or rotted berries before storing. 

Store 

in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Rinse

just before using or eating.

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