Storing Apples

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Tips for Storing Apples

When storing Apples, remember that they need to be kept cold and moist. Store them in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag so that they retain their moisture.

Apples produce ethylene gas at a high rate, and so can adversely affect produce that is ethylene sensitive if they are stored together. Examples include broccoli, kiwi, lettuce and tomatoes.

Apples themselves are sensitive to ethylene and shouldn’t be stored with high ethylene producers such as peaches, pears, or avocados.

Apples can also be adversely affected by odor. Don’t store onions and garlic with your apples.

Apples can be stored for 1 to 8 months.

If you found this post useful, or if you have any tips for storing apples, please leave a comment.


Posted in Food Storage, Fresh Food
3 comments on “Storing Apples
  1. purabi naha says:

    This is a nice post on apples! Looking forward to more posts like this in future. What I know is that if you add a little lemon juice on cut apples, these don’t turn dark! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    • Mark says:

      Thanks Purabi,
      That’s a good tip. Did you know a genetically modified apple that doesn’t turn dark has been developed? I wrote about it here. Personally, I think the lemon juice is a better idea.

  2. Angel says:

    Thanks so much for these tips on storing oranges, limes, lemons and apples. Finally, I know how to store these items. I have wondered for years the right way to store and makes these fruits last longer. It turns out inside the refrigerator in a plastic bag that is vented with several small holes is the answer.
    Easy and yes, it does work!

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