How to store apples

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How to store apples? The best place is the bottom of the fridge. If you don’t have enough room in the fridge, then store the apples in a plastic bag with good sized holes in it. Place the apples in the coolest part of the house, garage or cellar.

  • If possible, store the apples in a single layer.
  • Check the apples weekly, for rots, mice damage or shrivel.
  • Use the larger apples first. Small apples have a longer storage life!
  • Apples bruise easily. Only use blemish-free apples for long-term storage. Late-maturing apple varieties are best for long term storage. It’s best to use the early apples first. Early apples won’t keep!
  • Apples which have softened during the storage period, can still be used in the kitchen for the preparation of various dishes such as apple sauce, later in the winter.

Read more about harvesting and storing apples and pears here.