Apple picking can be great fun for the family!

Almost any kind of apple will keep for three or four months, or even longer, if stored properly. Time can be stretched by selecting long-keeping varieties of apples for storage. Tart and thick-skinned apples like Jonathans generally keep longer than sweet or thin-skinned ones like Delicious.

Always handle apples carefully, to avoid bruising them because even minor imperfections speed spoilage.  Boxed apples need to be kept in  cool, dark spot where they won’t freeze(something we all have, a closet).  If you eat them fairly quickly box storage is fine. If longer, then wrap them individually in sheets of newspaper and put them back in the box.