Choose strawberries that are firm, shiny and of a uniform red (or pinkish) color with a bright green rim. Smell them, they must smell good. Do not choose fruits with a slightly bland color: they will not ripen in your home!
The raspberries should smell good, be a nice color, with a somewhat firm flesh and be free from mold.
Choose cherries according to your taste, from sweet to tart. For a sweet taste and juicy flesh, opt for the guigne or bigarreau varieties. For a more tangy flavor, choose sour cherries or Montmorency
Select currants that are shiny and have a nice, even color. Depending on your taste, opt for the tangy red currants, or the sweeter white ones.
When buying your berries, always check the underside of the tray in which they are sold. If they are damaged, you will see it immediately.
And place them on top of your basket so they get damaged!