How Long Do Apples Last

How Long Does Apples Last?

The average lifespan of an apple tree is between 15 and 20 years. However, there are some varieties which have been known to live up to 30 or 40 years! You might wonder if it’s possible for your own apples to survive for such a long time. Well, yes they can, but only if you store them properly! If you don’t keep them cold enough then they will just rot away before their time.

If you want to know how long do apples last in the refrigerator, just follow these simple steps:

1) Cut off one end of each apple and place into a ziplock bag.

Make sure you leave a little bit of space around the edges.

2) Place the bag inside another large zip lock bag (or similar container).

Seal tightly with tape or staples.

3) Put all three bags in the fridge for 3 days.

4) Strain out any pulp from the apples.

Discard the juice. Keep the fruit juices in separate containers.

5) Store in a cool dark place until ready to eat!

They should last you around 7 to 12 months.

Tips For Keeping Apples Fresh For As Long As Possible

1) Don’t wash the apples before storing them in the fridge.

Apples tend to rot easier if they have too much exposure to water.

2) Make sure they are loose in the bag.

Otherwise, they may get squashed and this makes them rot faster.

Sources & references used in this article:

Relationship between a reduced aroma production and lipid metabolism of apples after long-term controlled-atmosphere storage by A Brackmann, J Streif, F Bangerth – Journal of the American …, 1993 –

Apples and oranges? A review of evaluations of community-based long-term care. by SL Hughes – Health Services Research, 1985 –

Comparing apples and oranges by EH Blackstone – The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2002 –

Endoscopic management of bile duct stones;(apples and oranges). by PB Cotton – Gut, 1984 –