Our Guide to Berries

Learn about some of our favorite types of berries and how to pick them, plus the tastiest ways to enjoy them.

From strawberries to blackberries, berries add brightness and sweet, juicy flavor to so many foods. Toss them with greens, add them to cakes or pies, or pile them over a bowl of yogurt — the possibilities are endless. While you can find them in peak season during the summer, many types of berries are available in our stores throughout the year.

Here are a few of our favorite varieties, plus ways to let them shine.

Strawberries

It's the quintessential berry of summer, but you can find them year-round. Strawberries don’t ripen off the vine, so seek out the reddest, most fragrant strawberries you can find. They're perfect for:

Blueberries

Plump and juicy blueberries brighten up mornings and can sweeten so much more than your morning smoothie. To find the freshest, look for a white haze covering the berry. Add to:

Raspberries

Sun-ripened to peak sweetness, juicy raspberries are always welcome on a fresh fruit tart or stuffed in French toast with cream cheese. Look for brightly colored and firm raspberries for the best texture and flavor. Serve them:

Blackberries

Satisfyingly juicy and sweet with complex flavors. Look for dark, shiny berries that are also fragrant. Try featuring them in:

Specialty Berries

When in season, be sure to try special varieties of berries that are only available for a limited time. Look for these in store:

  • Driscoll’s Sweetest Batch Blueberries: The best-of-the-best in terms of flavor and texture. The sweetness of this particular variety truly lives up to its name.*

  • Driscoll’s Rosé Strawberries and Raspberries: You’ll love rosé berries for their sweet, peachy notes and a soft floral finish. Dress up summer dishes with their gorgeous blush color.*

Of course, you could also indulge in your favorite berries all at once in a Summer Berry Pie opens in a new tab. Remember, berries are highly perishable, so once you get them home from the store, pop them straight in the fridge. Give berries a quick rinse with cool water just before you eat them — any sooner and you’ll decrease their shelf life.

*Availability may vary by store.

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