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Any of you folk try storing your apples in shredded paper like what I suggested last year. If so then you should be still eating apples from last year I am and I hope to be eating them well past Easter as I did last year. I also tried it with carrots and parsnips. They seem to work as good as the apples. I got fed up digging parsnips out of snow covered frozen ground so I dug the whole crop up and stored them. Seem to be keeping OK. Been told you can peel and freeze parsnips and carrots but think my way is easier. Just dig them up wash and dry and store. Like to hear you thoughts on this way of storage.

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Sounds good to me,

that's probably the way I'll do mine when I get my root cellar finished! :)

Just keep stored apples far from stored potatoes, I hear, the apples I think, can absorb the flavor from the other. :P

I also feel storing fresh is far easier, as well as that I find fresh far better eating on most fruits and veggies. :D

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Yus!

You must store all fruits away from veggies and tubers! The release of gasses will quickly spoil your apples!

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There's a blog I follow and

There's a blog I follow and the guy who writes it did store his apples in shredded newspaper. The only problem he had was if by chance the apples did touch that those were the ones that ended up spoiling due to bruising. Apparently other than that - it worked great.

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Another...

thing is that if one of the apples goes off, as long as it isn't in direct contact it doesn't send its neighbours off as well. But I really do reccomend it as a storage system.

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