30-34°F in 90%-95% relative humidity
Before long-term storage sort apples thoroughly to remove any bruised or punctured apples. As the old saying goes, “One bad apple spoils the bunch”.
Place apples in a plastic bag to maintain proper humidity prior to storing in the refrigerator. Can also be stored in a humid cellar that maintains a cool temperature below 40°F or in unheated garages if insulated from freezing temperatures by a Styrofoam chest, hay or other insulating material. Be aware that these are difficult conditions to match in a modern garage or cellar so storage in your refrigerator is the best option.
Apples will begin to deteriorate if exposed to water or freezing temperatures.
|Apple Variety||Storage Life|
|Golden Delicious||3-4 months|
|Granny Smith||4-5 months|