How Long Do Raspberries Last? (Fridge, Freezer & Counter)

How long does Raspberries last

Raspberries are one of the most delicate berries/fruit out of so many others. They are a beautiful woven package of hundreds of small fruit-like structures having their seed.

Nowadays, you can find raspberries all year round, and everyone loves them. Who is to blame? They are juicy and healthy. 

You brought some raspberries from the market and could not consume them for a few days, and now you are worried and confused about how long raspberries last.

Well, you have nothing to worry about. I’m here to answer all your queries regarding how long raspberries will last and how storing them is an important part of preservation. 

Generally, raspberries last about 2 days, but this time varies from different conditions. 

How Long Do Raspberries Last? 

Raspberries are called a superfood because they have amazing nutrient value and, honestly, are super delicious.

If you have brought some excess from the store or want to know some methods of storing raspberries, then you are on the correct path.

Raspberries have a limited shelf-life as they are very delicate berries and can be easily infected by mold. 

The shelf life of raspberries depends on how you store them and whether you store them in the fridge or the freezer. 

Don’t have time, here’s a quick table.

CounterFridge Freezer 
Raspberries2 to 3 hours 2 days 6 to 12 months 

How Long Do Raspberries Last in the Fridge?

The simplest and most sweet way to store your raspberries is in the fridge. 

Some say that you should not wash your raspberries until you decide to eat them. This can be the case with raspberries that are grown without pesticides. 

But if pesticides involve, you should gently wash your raspberries and only then decide to store them in the fridge. 

In the fridge, your raspberries would stay around 2 or, if you’re lucky, then around 3 days. 

Do continue reading if you want to know how they can stay longer. 

How Long Do Raspberries Last in the Freezer?

If you store them in the freezer, raspberries will last for the longest time. 

The freezer is the best place to store your raspberries for almost half a year or even a year.

You had bought a bunch of packets of raspberries from the market in the raspberry season and wanted your berries to last longer. You can store them in the freezer to ensure their safety and quality. 

If you are storing your raspberries in the assumed conditions in the freezer, they will last around 6 to 12 months, as mentioned. 

Fresh Raspberries
Freshly Grown Raspberries

How long do Raspberries last at Room Temperature?

Raspberries are not berries that last well at room temperature. They are one of the most perishable fruits enabling a short shelf-life. 

They are prone to molding quicker than any fruit. Keeping raspberries outside at room temperature is never a good idea. 

If your raspberries are the freshest and without any mold already. Your Raspberries would last around 2 to 3 hours maximum on the counter. 

If the raspberries you bought don’t look that fresh, it’s better to store them in the fridge as soon as possible rather than keep them outside. 

Tip to remember: Never leave your raspberries out at room temperature overnight. 

How long do Raspberries last in Cake?

You have made some delicious cake at home and decided to put Raspberries as the toppings. Now you are just worried about how long the raspberries will last. Will it affect your cake?

The answer is simple. Raspberries, the fresh ones, not the preserved kind, would last the way they last normally. They won’t have a different shelf-life if they are some topping on the cake. 

Raspberries on the cake would last around 2 to 3 days if kept properly in the fridge. 

How to Store Raspberries? 

Storing raspberries properly is the key to your shelf life. I have observed several tricks that work well for raspberries I picked up from friends, self-experience, or the internet.

Firstly, you must be careful which packet you choose to take home. Take a packet in which the berries are not already squashed, and there is no mold on any berries. 

Secondly, wash your berries properly, and let them dry 1st. Later, store them either in the container they come in or in an airtight container or even a good plastic bag which is airtight. 

If you have some time, you can follow a procedure. You can take your washed berries, soak them in a solution of vinegar and water for 2 minutes and let them dry.

Once they are dry, use a paper towel to cover your container and store them in the container. 

This will ensure the safety of your raspberries for more than 2 days, and you can also easily store them in the freezer.

Raspberries Sealed Packed freshly
Raspberries Sealed Packed freshly

How to Tell if Raspberries are bad?

Raspberries, as said, are easily perishable. Hence it becomes extremely important to recognize if they go bad. 

Here are some cues for you to recognize if raspberries have gone bad. 

The first and foremost indicator is mold. If you observe any mold or fungi growing on top of your raspberries, it is better to throw them away.

Do a taste check if your raspberries have a pungent or weird smell. Raspberries generally have a sweet, sour taste and smell. If they don’t taste the same, you should not consume them. 

If mold is already grown on some of the raspberries in the store, wait to buy that set of raspberries. 


I hope I have answered some of your queries regarding how long your raspberries will last. 

The longer shelf-life of your raspberries depends on how you store them. 

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