Apple varieties are made available for picking as soon as they are mature. This is also the best time to pick for long term storage.
- For a more “Tree sweet” flavor, it is best to wait a few days into the season before picking.
- Apples should be picked carefully to avoid bruising as damaged fruit will spoil quickly.
- Washing apples prior to storage will cause them to spoil sooner. Waiting to wash apples until just before they are used is best.
- Apples keep best when stored at temperatures between 40 degrees to 34 degrees, moderate humidity will help to keep your apples hydrated.
*Honeycrisp apples keep best if held at a cool room temperature for 5-7 days before moving to colder, long term storage.