How Long Do Tangerines Last?


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1 week
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1-2 weeks
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do tangerines last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep tangerines in a cool, dry area.
  • How long do tangerines last at room temperature? Tangerines will generally keep well at room temperature for about one week; longer storage at room temperature can cause the tangerines to shrivel and lose flavor.
  • To extend the shelf life of tangerines, refrigerate in a plastic bag.
  • How long do tangerines last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, tangerines will usually keep well for about 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze tangerines? Yes: (1) Wash and peel, then divide fruit into sections, removing all membranes and seeds; (2) In a saucepan, combine 2 3/4 cups sugar and 4 cups water, mix until the solution is clear, and bring to a boil; (3) Cool the syrup and pour over tangerines; (4) Place tangerines and syrup in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do tangerines 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 - tangerines that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if tangerines are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the tangerines: discard any tangerines if mold appears or if the tangerines have an off smell or appearance.

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