Weird thing about these apples I have

@guss2000 (2233)
United States
June 22, 2008 1:30pm CST
I haven't bought apples in over 3 months. My boyfriend picked me up some fruit yesterday (nectarines, peaches and oranges), and when I went to put it away--- I notced we had a bag of apples STILL in our bottom drawer of the fridge. I was like, Oh my, these apples are probably nasty! I haven't bought apples since before I moved into my new place, which was three months ago! I probably actually got them sometime early March. Anyway, I thought for sure they would be mushy, nasty, and just really gross. Well, I cut one open, and they were the same as the day I bought them! Still fresh! I ate one! Really weird that they didn't go bad!! Have you ever had apples to last exceptionally long? I wonder if I should be worried because THEY didn't get rotton.. maybe they are mutatated apples or something.
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@surveygrrl (1270)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Your crisper must be doing it's job. I know mine has a lever on it so I can adjust the amount of airflow into the drawers but sometimes it is obviously not adjusted right because everything will rot super fast. That is great your apples lasted so long.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I was really weirded out about it at first, but the apples haven't made me sick or nothing, so they must be okay.
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• United States
24 Jun 08
I would think only if they looked bad or discolored they wouldn't be good to eat. They might not have s many nutrients as when they were fresh because I know stuff like that breaks down but probably still taste good.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Actually that is a thing that happens a lot if the apple was treated properly when it was shipped and in the warehouse and then in the store. Apples are treated to last a long time because if you think about it there is that long period of time that no apples can be harvested and so they need to store them. If they are kept at the right temperture and are not constantly in and out hot to cold they will last a very long time and actually become sweeter. My father is a produce broker and handles shipping produce to warehouses all over the U.S. and it is amazing what a difference the truck simply not shipping products at the right temperture can do to the product itself... I've had apples that turn to mush and others that didn't. However I have noticed that the best luck in keeping apples for a long time is if they are the harder ones, like the fuji or gala apples. Macintosh are usually the worse at spoiling easily if not kept right.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I'm not sure what kind of apples they are, but they sure are lasting a while! They do taste sweeter actually, now that you mention it. I'm loving them as a snack on the diet we started (yet again...LOL)
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
23 Jun 08
Actually in the old days before refridgerator people stores there fall fruits and veg ei apples, carrots, rutabaga, onion etc in the cold cellar for months to last them throughout the winter months. A fresly picked organic apple will stay in the fridge for months but not the onr that has pesticide.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Oh I bet these are the ones without pesticides. I'm really glad that I'm getting eat them and that they didn't go to waste.
@oxymerc (28)
22 Jun 08
really?? i haven't tried that or experienced that yet... maybe it's the packaging or something in the fridge that makes it still edible...
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Its the weirdest thing. Normally I have to throw fruit out because it gets bad. I thought for sure these would be so rotten. I don't get it! LOL
@joyouskay (113)
22 Jun 08
I've had apples last a really long time in my fridge; I always wondered if they had something unique about them or if apples really do last that long. Glad to hear someone else has experienced it too!
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I'm also relieved that other people have had this happen. Most times I buy fruit regardless of what it is, it always ends up going bad and I toss it out. I'm just happy that I have a healthy snack! YAY!
• United States
22 Jun 08
I love that! We have what we call the 'drawer of life' in our fridge. I don't know what it is about that drawer, but apples, oranges, limes, bananas, everything! just lasts about four or fifty times longer than anywhere else in the fridge. If they stay in there too long, they dessicate, but they have to be in there for a loooooong time for that. I'd love to know what causes some areas of the fridge to keep veggies and fruits better.
@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I think I should start sticking my WHOLE fridge in that drawer so that are food doesn't go to waste. LOL
@schummi (925)
• India
22 Jun 08
i dont think so...and what are mutated apples ...never heard of them ....this boggles me as much it is boggling you.....
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
22 Jun 08
OH I made it up. I don't think there is such a thing as mutated apples, but I just meant apples that have been chemically treated or something, just really odd to last soooo long!
22 Jun 08
lol at mutated apples! no i cant say that i have ever had apples for that long and after a few weeks mine tend to go all mushy and horrible usually tho they never last that long as the kids love eating them!
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
22 Jun 08
It's soooo weird that they are hard as they were when I bought them! Still tasty, sweet. Kinda scary! LOL