Fruit Storage

Farm-fresh fruit, picked at the peak of flavor, can quickly turn sour when stored improperly.

Ensure your fruits deliver the flavor nature intended when you use our fruit storage guide. Covering every sweet treat from apples to watermelon, our tips and suggestions will keep your fruit delicious and stave off early spoiling.

For more help, consult our Vegetable Storage Guide, or see our recipe collection for delicious ways to put your fruit to use.


 

Apples

Refrigerate up to 6 weeks store in the coldest part of your refrigerator in a plastic bag place away from greens and other vegetables

 

Avocadoes

UNRIPE: Store in a paper bag at room temperature

RIPE: Store in a cool, dry place


 

Bananas

Store at room temperature

 

Berries

Refrigerate store unwashed in the coldest part of your refrigerator loosely cover with plastic wrap

 

Cherries

Refrigerate 1 to 2 days store loosely in a shallow container, unwashed

 

Citrus

WHOLE: Store in a cool, dry place

CUT: Refrigerate store wrapped in plastic, away from other fruits

 

Cranberries

Refrigerate or freeze store in a plastic bag

 

Figs

Refrigerate

 

Grapes

Refrigerate up to 1 week store in a perforated, plastic bag remove rotten grapes prior to storage do not wash until ready to use

 

Kiwis

Refrigerate store away from other fruit


Mangos

UNRIPE: Store in a paper bag at room temperature

RIPE: Refrigerate


Melons

WHOLE: Store in a cool, dry place, away from other fruits

CUT: Refrigerate store wrapped in plastic


Nectarines

UNRIPE: Store in a paper bag at room temperature

RIPE: Refrigerate up to 2 days


Oranges

Refrigerate 2 to 3 weeks or store at room temperature 3 to 4 days


Pears

UNRIPE: Store in a paper bag at room temperature

RIPE: Refrigerate up to 2 weeks


Persimmons

UNRIPE: Store in a paper bag at room temperature

RIPE: Refrigerate


Pomegranates

Refrigerate


Rhubarb

Refrigerate store in a perforated, plastic bag


Strawberries

Refrigerate up to 72 hours store in a single layer on a paper towel keep away moisture do not wash before storing


Watermelon

WHOLE: Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks

CUT: Refrigerate store loosely wrapped in plastic