Wild Blueberries are appearing across North America in the last few days (and weeks, depending on where you are at)… Today’s post is short but golden tip – and one I missed out on for a long time.
Which berry would you choose to make jam – one of the blue ones at the top or the reddish/ purplish one on the bottom?
Door #2 is the winner!
Slightly under-ripe wild blueberries (at the reddish stage) will produce an extra-tasty jam.
Jam is best made with berries at their peak of freshness. There is more pectin and flavor in these compared berries which are past their prime. Over-ripe berries will still be tasty – but never as good as the alternative.
In the case of blueberries, slightly underripe (aka red) will produce fabulous results. Hand picking wild blueberries at this stage will get you the best results!
Any other secrets tot share?