Apple Selection Storage and Tips
Contributed by: Chris, WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
Look for firm, well shaped, smooth skinned fruit that is free of bruises. Brownish freckled areas
do not affect flavour.
To keep the crunch in Ontario apples, store in perforated plastic bags in the refrigerator
crisper. Cold, humid storage ensures that apples maintain their crispness, juicy texture and full
Specialized storage under controlled atmosphere (CA) conditions allow Ontario apples to be
sold year round.
Apples emit ethylene gas that speeds up ripening in most fruit, store separately from other
fruits and vegetables.
Apples should be handled with care because they bruise easily. To prevent browning when preparing apples, sprinkle cut surfaces with lemon juice.