Keeping Apples Fresh

Discussion in 'Food perserving' started by Bobbie, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Bobbie

    Bobbie New Member

    I've heard several ideas over the years for keep fresh apples crisp during the winter. I know that in the old days people would keep the apples in a cool cellar or attic and then they would have them all during the winter. Do apples stay crisp if they are kept in the fridge?
  2. aroma

    aroma Member

    Last season, we went for an apple picking and went home with a bag chock-full of apples. We just placed them in the vegetable bin of the fridge. They stayed fresh and crisp for a couple of months. I heard that you can also wrap each apple in newspaper before storing them in the fridge.
  3. porker

    porker New Member

    I've used the "wrapping them in newspaper" method many times and, if I have a glut, I store them in a box in a cool room like a pantry or bathroom. I find that they will deteriorate quicker if kept in the fridge.
  4. brewgal

    brewgal Member

    We store ours in the vegetable drawer of the fridge, and I have had them keep just fine for up to three months. I have never heard the newspaper trick before!
  5. naturally

    naturally New Member

    The crisper works well, but it's so small. I'm lucky enough to have a root cellar and it keeps my apples, and root vegetables nice and cool. I'd bet you could just dig out a portion of the cellar to make a little root cellar if you wanted.
  6. daffodil

    daffodil New Member

    The newspaper trick is news to me, no pun intended. I might try that myself because my apples don't last more than a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. They're still edible but they start to get a little mushy, and I like them really crisp.
  7. StevenJ

    StevenJ New Member

    I have never heard of doing the newspaper thing before either. I usually put them in a bin in the garage. It is suitably cool in the winter but not as cold as the fridge.

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