Receiving Information: Place apples in bulk on an island table or in a refrigerated case. Apples ripen 10 times faster at room temperature, and they should not be out of refrigeration for more than 48 hours. Storage/Handling: Ethylene producer (Do not store with ethylene-sensitive items). Odor-sensitive (will absorb odors produced by potatoes, bulb onions or any strong-flavored item). Moderately sensitive to freezing injury. Temperature/humidity recommendation for short-term storage of 7 days or less: 32 - 34 degrees F. 85-95% relative humidity.
Unique, tart-sweet. Apples make a good addition to the menu for both adults and children. Offer apple slices as an alternative to French fries on childrenÍs menu. Kids love them, and parents like the healthy option. Apples also have obvious uses in pie and baked goods, such as pastries and bread. Growing Regions: California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Canada, New Zealand.