How Long Does Fruit Last, Really

Ever wonder how long the fruit you bought is going to last? Use this list to help you make sure you finish your fruit in time!

How Long Does Fruit Last?

Fresh Apples – lasts for 2-4 weeks on counter and 1-2 months in refrigeratorApple fruit how many days last

Fresh Whole Strawberries – last for 1-2 Days or 5-7 days in refrigerator. If they are washed, and dried, they can be frozen up to 8 months, or if they are prepared and sliced, they can be frozen in a freezer safe container about 4 months.

Bananas – on counter about 2-5 days (depending on ripeness), refrigerator 5-7 days once ripe, and in freezer about 2-3 months (with change in texture and color)

Fresh Lemons – last for 2-4 weeks on Counter, 1-2 months in refrigerator

Cut Lemons – last for 12-24 hours on counter (safely), and 2-3 days in refrigerator

Fresh Avocados – last for 3-4 Days on counter, and 7-10 days refrigerator

Homemade Guacamole – lasts for 3-4 hours at room temperature, and around 1-2 days in refrigerator

Fresh Oranges – last for 2-3 weeks on counter, and about 1-2 months in refrigerator

Cut Oranges – last for 12-24 hours on counter (safely), and 1-2 days in refrigerator

Fresh Whole Peaches – last for 3-4 days on counter, around 4-5 days in refrigerator, and about 6-9 months in the freezer (if stored in airtight container, preferably sliced)

Fresh Whole Pears – on counter 1-4 days or until ripe (sometimes a bit longer) and in refrigerator about 5-7 days once ripe

Tomatoes (yes, it’s a fruit) – lasts about 1-5 days and about 2-3 days once ripe in the refrigerator. Tomatoes can be frozen for around 2 months if you don’t mind a change in texture (best used for stews, soups, and sauces).

Disclaimer: Please use your best judgement when eating food. If you are at all concerned about the quality of your food, if it smells strange or tastes “funny,” don’t hesitate to throw it out. Your health and safety should always come first. I am not a doctor or scientist, but simply someone who is offering information from other sources. Always feel free to do your own research if something doesn’t feel right. Also, if the temperature of your refrigerator or freezer isn’t where it should be, this will drastically affect the expiration date of your food. Be safe!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this list and it is useful for you. You can always search on Google for other fruit using search terms like, “how long do grapes last?” You can even extend the shelf life of a lot of these using produce saver bagsproduce saver containers, and Fruit Fresh Produce Protectors.


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Happy Munching!

End Note: If your interested in learning more about how long vegetables last as well, click the link below for the list:

Vegetable Expiration List – How Long Do Vegetables Last

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