What are the best storage conditions for apples?


What are the best storage conditions for apples?


The temperature and relative humidity during storage are critical for maximum storage life.  Optimum storage conditions for apples are a temperature near 30 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity between 90 and 95 percent.  When provided with optimum storage conditions, ‘Jonathan’ and ‘Red Delicious’ apples can be stored up to 3 to 6 months.  Apples stored at a temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit will spoil two to three times faster than those stored at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  Apples will shrivel during storage if the relative humidity is low.  


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