Apples continue to ripen after storage, but refrigeration and airflow will help slow this process and reduce softening.  If you can dedicate a bin in your refrigerator, open up the vents so as much air circulates as possible. Can’t refrigerate them? Then find the coolest spot available that won’t drop below freezing.

Some varieties, especially later season apples, store better than others.  Some of our favorite storage apples are Honey Crisp, Gold Rush, Pink Lady and Fuji apples, which you’ll find on our market tables as far into the winter (or early spring) as their quality continues.