Store your apples in the crisper section of your fridge. Apples stored near 32 degrees Fahrenheit will last much longer than apples stored at room temperature.
Prevent bruising with gentle handling.
Store apples away from foods with strong odours in a perforated plastic bag. Avoid storing apples with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, lettuce, and spinach. Apples emit ethylene gas as they ripen, which affects the storage life of these vegetables.
Apples can improve the ripening process of bananas, kiwi’s, peaches, plums, and pears. Just place unripe fruit in a paper bag with an apple to speed up the ripening process.