How long have your apples been keeping in store this winter? Our Bramley cooking apples have stored well up to now, possibly because we have had a very cold winter.
This box has been kept on the concrete floor of a north facing porch. I am surprised they did not get frosted. It is almost the end of March, we are getting a few rots, but the majority of apples are in perfect condition.
It is important to check the box regularly and to pull out any apples showing signs of deterioration. We put them on the bird table.
These apples have not been checked for a few weeks – and the rots have progressed in some apples:
The main causes of apple problems are:
- bruises – always handle apples gently – never drop them into the box
- contact with disease (bad bits) on another apple – remove any apple with brown spots
The length of time apples will store depends on variety. Our Bramley cooking apples have kept for 6 months, but we are starting to cook & freeze some now, as the apples will go off as the temperature rises in spring.
How long have your apples kept in store?
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