What to Look For

Apples should be firm, crisp, and lack mealiness. Avoid apples with marks as that is an indication of mottled pulp.

Ideal Storage

  • 0°C - 3°C 
  • 90 - 95% Relative Humidity

Apples should generally be stored in the cold as many varieties can go soft quickly at room temperature. For this reason, apples are typically cooled immediately after harvest depending on the variety. Honeycrisp is sensitive to chilling injury and are instead held for a week at room temperature first.

Under refrigeration apples can be stored for up to 3 to 4 weeks.

Keep apples away items with strong odours as they absorb scents.

Response to Ethylene

Ethylene stimulates ripening and a loss of firmness. It will also concentrate decay leaving brown spots.