According to existing standards, strawberry picking can be done when the fruit is fully ripe and clean. In the process of collection they should be immediately sorted according to varieties and with or without peduncle. An obligatory condition is the presence of berries cups. To collect you must use the same packaging in which you plan to transport products.
Every two days you need to re-harvest. This is because strawberries ripen at one time, and with some interval. For most varieties the fruit is harvested 5-6 times per season. The berries have to take caution to not take in the fruit itself, but for the stem and gently pinch off. Next them put in containers and, if necessary, shift the paper or special cloth.
Directly in the garden should be selected rotten and mechanically damaged berries and immediately remove from site. Experts advise to pick strawberries in the morning. In this case, the berries remain tight and keep the cool night air.
Under normal conditions, the fruits can be stored for 15-20 hours. If placed in a cool room or refrigerator, the shelf life is extended to two weeks. Only the cooling of the berries must be implemented immediately after collection, without delay. Long distances transportation of products produced, usually in the refrigerator.