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hello, for the first time in years I had to store my apples picked because I was in the middle of emptying/defrosting my freezer. they were stored in my newly constructed shed in a large plant pot. I went to get them today and found that they had all gone soft, they haven't rotted yet but wasn't sure if I could still use them. I have 2 x questions --

why have they gone soft and can I use them or is it too late ?? (I don't want to poison us)

thanks

   

Pete8

Generally only perfect apples are stored and the idea is to wrap each apple in a bit of paper and place on a bench (ideally slatted) in a cool dark place with none of the wrapped apples touching.

Yours have started to decay. Personally I don;t think I'd bother trying them as they have started to rot and I doubt you would be impressed with the texture or flavour even if they don't poison you.

Wish you better luck for next season

Dovefromabove

Some varieties of apple store well - others are best used immediately.

Apples which are soft, even a little wizened, are fine to use for cooking as long as they are not discoloured. 

Last edited: 07 November 2016 08:02:39

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