Enjoying Your Fall Apples

Apples continue to ripen after storage, but refrigeration and good airflow will help slow this process and reduce softening. For the best possible retention of crispness and flavor, we recommend that you dedicate a bin in your refrigerator and that you 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. A box or cooler in an unheated garage or porch can do in a pinch.

Some varieties, especially later season apples, store better than others. Some of our favorite “keeper” apples are GoldRush, 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.

Want to keep your apples even longer? Try dehydrating a batch or two!

Want to learn more about the health benefits of apples? Click here.