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Best Apple Tip: Long Term Fresh Storage

We picked another 1 1/2 bushels (60 pounds!) of apples at Charlie's Apple Farm today.  I was talking with some fellow pickers how to store apples.  I learned this method from Charlie himself and tested it last year: 1) Wash apples with clean water.

2) Still wet, place in a plastic grocery sack.

dont mind the beauty marks

3) Tie loosely.

4) Store in crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

That's it!  Choose unblemished apples and rewet as necessary.  From apples I stored this way in October 2008, I ate my last bite  in April 2009!