Food - Drink
The Type Of Apples You Can Store For The Longest
One of the most important steps to prevent food waste is to use what you have before it goes bad, and to do that, you must make sure you’re storing your food properly. One of the longest-lasting fruits are apples, but there is one type in particular that you can store even longer than most other varieties.
The apples with the thickest skin and hardest flesh are the kind that last the longest, and Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh varieties can last as long as 14 months. Conversely, softer, sweeter apples like Suncrisps will break down more quickly and will last only a few weeks, even when stored properly.
Ideal conditions for long-term apple storage are cool, dark rooms, like basements or root cellars, but your fridge’s crisper drawer will also work. To encourage your apples to stay in perfect condition for longer, wrap them in newspaper, which prevents bruising and shields them from other produce that can make them rot.