Fruit Storage Guide

Apples

Avocados

Berries & Cherries

Citrus

Grapes

Melons

Pears

Stone Fruit

Tropical & Specialty


APPLES

Short-Term Apple Storage
If you want apples to stay crisp for a week or so, keep them in a cold refrigerator. Freshly picked apples taste better if you keep them at room temperature. Since apples give off ethylene, which hastens the deterioration of many green vegetables, they should be stored in a separate refrigerator compartment, or in a sealed plastic bag.

Long-Term Apple Storage
Apples can also be kept long term if stored in a cool (32 to 40 degrees), dark, and humid place. Cover the apples with plastic wrap to maintain humidity and prevent the fruit from drying out. Remove any damaged or overripe apples so that those individual bad apples don't spoil the bunch.

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