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Old 10-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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Re: Storing apples...

Originally Posted by Ducko View Post
You need to store the proper type of apple. Some are suited for long storage some aren't. Then go through and only store perfect brown/bruised spots. Very large apples also don't store as well. Then wrap each apple in black/white newspaper (not colored) and store them in a box not a bucket (as they need air flow). This will prevent the "one bad apple soiling the barrel". It's ideal to keep them in 30-40 F for storage throughout the whole winter/year long....however, most basements won't go that with each 10+ F (?? I think that's right) you drop your storage life by half.

Hope that helps. We grew up with a cellar in WA state so we always had apples this way. I would google which apple varieties store well.
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