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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

TOMATOES (INCLUDING RED, YELLOW, GREEN, CHERRY, PLUM, ROMA) — FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 1-5 days or until ripe
RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 2-3 days once ripe
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 2 months
Tips
  • Do not refrigerate tomatoes until they are fully ripe — allowing to ripen at room temperature will result in more flavorful, juicy tomatoes.
  • Once fully ripe, place tomatoes in a plastic bag and refrigerate; bring back to room temperature before using.
  • To freeze: (1) Wash tomatoes and pat dry; (2) Leave skins on, or if desired, peel tomatoes by dipping in boiling water for 30 seconds to loosen skins; (3) Leave tomatoes whole or cut into pieces; (4) Place tomatoes in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (5) Once tomatoes are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
  • Frozen tomatoes will become mushy when thawed and are best used in cooked dishes.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

Sources: For details about data sources used for food storage information, please click here.

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