"Here in the U.S. apples generally ripen between August and September. They pick the apples when they’re slightly unripe, treat them with a chemical called 1-methylcyclopropene, wax them, box them, stack them on pallets, and keep them in cold storage warehouses for an average of 9-12 months."
"In fact, the development and use of 1-MCP has made it common for apples to sit even longer in cold storage."
"According to Martin Lindstrom…the average [U.S.] supermarket apple is 14 months old."
Your Apples Are a Year Old
Photos: Jane Stevens