How to store apples
The best way to store apples depends on how long you plan to keep them. Here are a few tips for storing apples:
Room temperature: Apples can be stored at room temperature for a week or two. They should be kept in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and other fruits and vegetables that give off ethylene gas (such as bananas and tomatoes) which can cause them to ripen faster.
Refrigeration: Apples can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two months. Apples give off ethylene gas, which can cause other fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator to ripen faster, so it's best to keep them in a plastic bag or container to limit their exposure to other fruits and vegetables.
Cold storage: Some varieties of apples can be stored in a cool, humid place such as a root cellar or an unheated garage for several months. It's important to sort the apples before storing them, discarding any that show signs of damage or rot, as they will cause the others to spoil quickly.
Freezing: Apples can also be frozen for later use. They can be peeled, cored and sliced before freezing. They can be frozen in airtight containers or bags for up to 8 months.
It's worth noting that some apple varieties are better for storage than others, and that the storage time can vary depending on the initial quality of the apples, their variety and the storage conditions. When storing apples, it's important to check them regularly and discard any that show signs of rotting or damage, as they can cause the others to spoil quickly.
When they're in season you can buy apples online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).