Steinman Apples

Steinman Apples

Quantity: 5-lb bag

Availability: Late September

Storage: Keep for 3-5 months

Flavor: Mildly tart

Color: Red

Size: Medium

Uses: Eating fresh, cooking

Grown: Orchard

Grown by: Horticulture Research Station

Processing: Grading

Short Term Storage: It is important to sort apples before storing.  Remove any apples that are bruised, cut or show decay.  Then plan to consume the larger apples first and save smaller apples for later in the season.  Larger apples will be the first to begin to lose quality and show signs of internal breakdown.  The optimum storage temperature for apples is 30-32 degrees F.  Apples should also be stored in 90-95% relative humidity to prevent dehydration.  Apples should be stored in the refrigerator or another cool location.  Apples should not be stored with bananas or tomatoes because this can cause apples to soften.  If storing apples in a basement leave them in a cardboard box out of direct sunlight.

Long Term Storage: Apples can be frozen or canned or dried.