How long do apples last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — after purchasing, keep apples in a dry area.
How long do apples last at room temperature? Apples will generally keep well at room temperature for about 5 to 7 days; longer storage at room temperature can cause the apples to shrivel and lose flavor and crispness.
To extend the shelf life of apples, refrigerate in a plastic bag.
How long do apples last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, apples will usually keep well for 1 to 2 months in the fridge.
The shelf life of apples can be extended to 6 months or more if the apples are stored in an area where the temperature is between 30° and 40° F with high humidity (difficult to find in most households).
Can you freeze apples? Yes: (1) Wash, peel, core and slice apples; (2) Coat apples with a solution made of 1 teaspoon of ascorbic acid for each 6 tablespoons of cold water to prevent darkening; (3) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
How long do apples last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — apples that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How to tell if apples are bad or spoiled? Apples that are spoiling will typically turn brown and mushy; discard any apples if mold appears or if the apples have an off smell or appearance.
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