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Selection Tips

Choose Braeburn apples (Malus domestica) that are firm to the touch, have a fresh aroma and are free of bruises, blemishes and skin breakage. Select those with smooth skin and good color: they have a layering of a red-orange color over yellow. Do not squeeze, instead rest the apple in your palm. Braeburns should feel heavy and solid.


Refrigerate apples or store in a cool place to slow the ripening process and preserve flavor. Refrigerated apples will keep anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. Apples freeze below 28.5°F. Apples will start to turn mealy or grainy in texture after being left out at room temperature for 48 hours.