Apples

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Growing facts

Apples are grown in each continental state.  Washington, New York and Michigan are the top three volume producing states.    

 

Storage Facts

  • Apples that are kept refrigerated will extend their peak conditions the longest. 
  • Apples kept at room temperature deteriorate at a rate ten times faster than those kept refrigerated in the crisper section.
  • Always handle apples gently to prevent bruising. 
  • It’s best to store apples in a ventilated plastic bag away from vegetables and foods with strong odors. Fruits such as apples give off a natural gas called ethylene that can damage vegetables.  This gas is a natural ripening agent and can be used to ripen bananas, kiwis, peaches, plums and pears. If placed in a paper bag with an apple, they will ripen much more quickly.

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