Q: For my second fermentation, I put fruit in with my kombucha and left the jars in the refrigerator. Now there seem to be little cultures growing around the fruit. Should I have taken the fruit out?

A: It's totally fine to leave the fruit in the bottles and place them in the refrigerator. It's very normal for new cultures to grow up during the second fermentation. That is all that yeast and bacteria goodness in the your kombucha continuing to ferment -- kombucha cultures will always continue to reproduce even in the cold temps of the refrigerator. That's the power of living cultures!

You can always strain out the fruit/tiny cultures should you wish. Some folks prefer to-- it just depends on what kind of texture you like.