What is the shelf life of quinces? 

Quince is a fruit that has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is a deciduous tree that produces hard, aromatic bright yellow fruits, similar in appearance to pears.

The fruits are hard and sour and rarely eaten raw, but they’re used to produce jams, jellies, pastes, and wines.

In this article, we’ll talk about the shelf life of quince fruits and how to store them.

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    How long can you keep quinces?

    The shelf life of quince varies depending on the storage conditions. The average shelf life of quince is;

    • Room temperature: 2 to 5 days or until ripe
    • Refrigerator: 2 to 3 weeks once ripe
    • Freezer: 10 to 12 months (best quality) 

    Store the quinces at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate them in a plastic bag. 

    Carefully wrap cut quinces in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before storing in the refrigerator, or store in an airtight container. 

    To freeze the quinces, wash them, peel them, core them, and cut them into slices. Add 100 g of sugar for 300 g of quinces and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Store quince slices in the freezer in an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag. 

    The formation of flesh browning is the most limiting factor in the storage of quince fruit. 

    Do you keep quince in the fridge?

    Quinces are very perishable fruits. If kept at room temperature, they will lose their flavor within a couple of days. To extend their shelf life, you must either refrigerate them or freeze them.

    How long does quince last in the fridge?

    Quinces can be stored for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

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