We have already given some important tips on how to store apples.
But how are apples kept before they come to your fruit shop and finally on your table?
The ripening gas ethylene contained in the apples is gradually ejected. Some apple varieties eject more of it while others less and this can shorten their storage-life.
Apples are therefore closed in cool rooms where oxygen is reduced. Apples go dormant, they “fall asleep”, and eject ethylene very slowly. You’d better never walk into those cool rooms before having aired them out – that’s why the picture was taken from the outside!
We invest a lot of time and resources to understand the right time in which each variety of apple is ready to be eaten. We want to make sure that at the fruit shop the consumers can get the perfect variety at the perfect time.