Best Way To Store Apples

Apples can be trouble makers

Apples are delicious.  We LOVE apples. But apples aren’t as innocent as they look.  Apples can be real trouble makers when it comes to keeping other fruits and vegetables fresh at home.   You can store apples at room temperature on the counter for a few days.  To ripen an apple, simple place it in a brown paper bag and let it sit.

If you’re planning to keep apples 3 days or more, it’s best to store apples in the refrigerator to prolong freshness.  BUT, be careful about what other fruits and vegetables you place them next to.  Apples naturally produce high levels of ethylene gas on their own, which means apples can trigger fruits and vegetables with high ethylene sensitivity to spoil much faster.  Store apples away from ethylene-absorbing fruits and vegetables to reduce the amount of damage they can do to other fresh foods.  This concept applies outside of the refrigerator too.  Hmmm.  It may be time to re-think your fruit bowl.  Here are 5 fruits that play well together in a fruit bowl (meaning they are less likely to trigger each other to spoil quickly).

12 Fruits To Store In Your Fruit Bowl

  1. Apples
  2. Apricots
  3. Figs
  4. Nectarines
  5. Mangos
  6. Peaches
  7. Pears
  8. Persimmons
  9. Plums
  10. Papayas
  11. Kiwi
  12. Passion Fruit

Save your fruits and vegetables from spoiling too soon. Read our article Ethylene Knowledge Is Power to learn the rules of food science and how you can keep your fruits and veggies fresh longer.

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