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Frosted apples

Apples will freeze at approximately 28°F. Use frosted apples quickly.

Frosted applesVery cold temperatures will sweep across the state tonight. Most apple cultivars freeze at approximately 28°F but can tolerate temperatures down to 25°F before suffering major damage.

If apples freeze on the tree, wait until they thaw before picking. Frozen fruits will bruise easily.

Frozen apples are edible, but will not store long. Eat or process the fruit quickly.  

Harvested apples should be kept cool (32–40°F is ideal). For small amounts, keep in perforated plastic bags in the refrigerator. For large amounts, the fruits can be stored in cardboard boxes.

Written by Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist. Photo was made available under a Creative Commons license specified by the photographer: Fredrik Alpstedt.

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