Do I need to store my apples in the fridge?
How can I stop my apples from turning brown?
Apples will turn brown, or oxidize, after the fruit is peeled. To slow down the process and prevent browning, try coating cut surfaces with lemon juice. Cortland and Russet are two varieties that especially resist browning and are great choices for salads.
To ensure your apples will stay fresh a long time, it is important to store them in the refrigerator. Apples soften ten times faster at room temperature. So keep your apples cool! For the best storage possible, keep your apples in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator and they will stay crunchy longer.
What causes apples to go soft?
Improper handling and improper storage will cause apples to go soft. Keep your apples cool. Apples soften ten times faster at room temperature than when they are stored in the refrigerator. Handle your apples with care. Bruised apples soften more quickly.
What apples are best for baking?
While most apples are great to eat fresh, Cortland, McIntosh, Royal Gala, and Empire are several varieties that are exceptional for baking. Apples that have softened are fine to use in baking and are wonderful for making applesauce.
Are apples okay to use in a salad?
Apples are a great choice for salads! Cut your apple slices just before serving. To prevent browning, coat cut surfaces with lemon juice. Cortland and Russet are two varieties that especially resist browning. Look for Jersey Mac, Ginger Gold and Silken, early varieties that will add a delicious crunch to your salad.
Do you use pesticides in your orchard?
At Myers Apple Farm we minimize the use of agricultural chemicals, and strive to protect the environment and human health.