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Simple Secrets to Fruit Storage

by Larry Schlussler PhD on June 30th, 2014

apple-webLast year a friend who has a small orchard purchased a used 25 year old Sun Frost. The 10 c.f. refrigerator was originally designed for storing berries at temperatures near 32 F.

Last October he filled it with apples. A week ago he pulled out the last apple. After 8 months the apple was crisp and tasty. The pattern on the surface of the apple is commonly seen on Myra Fuji apples.

apple-slice-webThe keys to long term storage are temperatures near 32 F and high humidity. Sun Frosts do an excellent job of providing both these conditions.


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