Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
- 34-36° F/1-2° C
- 90-95% relative humidity
Keep apples in original cartons (with lids closed) to prevent absorption of odors from other foods. Store away from flowers, fruits, and vegetables that are sensitive to ethylene and may be damaged by the gas. Exposure to ethylene may accelerate softening of apples; separate from other ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.
Keep handling to a minimum to avoid bruising and skin damage.
To avoid discoloration, keep the surface of apples dry; do not rinse until ready to use.