How long can leftover berries sit out after reaching room temperature?

If they were purchased the same day, leftover blueberries can sit out for a day or two. Leftover strawberries and raspberries should be refrigerated within two hours. Raspberries can quickly grow mold if left out longer.
 
 
Source(s):
Texas A&M University "Safe Handling of Fresh Strawberries"
Doleeurope.com "Raspberries"
Pickyourown.com "Raspberry facts and picking tips"
Wholefoodsmarket.com "Guide to Fruits"
 
 

 
 

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