If left on the bush after ripening, blueberries do not spoil for at least one week. Their flavor and sweetness continue to increase. Unfortunately, this makes the berries very attractive to birds. (See suggestions for bird damage control in the section "Before You Begin," page 1.)

For the home gardener, covering plants with bird netting is a practical, though labor-intensive, option. Another option is to pick the berries while they are still slightly tart to avoid extensive losses to birds. Keeping the fruit at a cool temperature after picking maximizes storage life.

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