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.


2 thoughts on “Storing Apples

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

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