Make the Most of Apples

Apples are a wonderful food to add to your shopping list during Shelter in Place. They can be enjoyed in dinners, desserts, and by themselves.

What is the Standard Shelf life? Apples can be stored in the refrigerator crisper for up to 4-6 weeks. 

What are the best Apple choices for long storage, availability, and versatility?

  1. Gala
  2. Fuji 
  3. Granny Smith

Have you heard the old sage, “One bad apple spoils the bunch.” There is a science to that! When apples degrade they release an ethylene gas that will spoil surrounding fruits and vegetables at a quicker pace. For example, tomatoes and pears will begin to ripen quickly and increase chances for spoiling when stored within the same bag as apples.

Do you have some apples? Don’t wait for them to spoil, instead try these recipes.

Storage Tip:  Apples will soak up the scent of your refrigerator and can negatively affect the taste. So be sure to keep your fridge drawers clean.

Do you want to know more about apples? Check out the Washington Apple Association link for more information.