5 Best Ways to Store Apples Long Term

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Apples have become a common staple in most households and in fact are in the top three most consumed fruit.  To keep apples stocked year-round in grocery stores, apples are imported from the southern hemisphere.  However, apples are harvested in Arizona June through September.

Learn proper storage techniques to preserve apples so they don’t spoil too fast.  This can mean enjoying local apples year-round, reducing your food waste, and saving money.

5 Best Ways to Store Apples Long Term

  1. Keep them cool and dry
  2. Keep them apart (you could wrap each apple individually in butcher paper)
  3. Tart apples with thicker skin will last longer
  4. Handle with care and avoid bruising them
  5. Do not store them with potatoes
  6. BONUS TIP: Preserve them!  Try preserving them by canning, making sauce, or pie filling.  You can freeze apples. When you want to use them, just reheat in a skillet with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Lastly, you can dehydrate them and enjoy them for a snack.

 

Discover Our 10 Favorite Apple Facts

1.  Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.

2. The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.

3. Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall.

4. Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.

5. 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.

6. Don’t peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can trigger some diseases.

7. Apples were the favorite fruit of ancient Greeks and Romans.

8. A bushel of apples weights about 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.

9. In 2005, United States consumers ate an average of 46.1 pounds of fresh apples and processed apple products.

10, One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.

 

Discover more Apple Facts.

 

 

diets, and we rely a lot on local grocer to provide them. They can be expensive when they’re not in the season. Even for people who do grow apples, we can’t eat apples when it’s not the season.

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