How Long Do Fresh Fruits Last?

How long do fresh fruits last?

Fruits are nature's healthy cure for the sweet tooth and so much more. Fruits provide protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber all wrapped up into neat little packages. Fruits and vegetables do slowly lose anti-oxidents as they age beyond their peak, so for optimal nutrition they should be eaten at their peak of freshness. This is generally, for most fruits, when they are picked but some fruits do continue to ripen after being picked. In any case, fruits can remain safe to consume for extended periods of time beyond their peak of freshness, if properly handled.

We've listed pages for the most popular fruits to answer questions about the individual shelf life of these specific fruits. You will also find tips on the best storage methods for these fruits and ways to tell if your fruit is still good or has gone bad. So, go ahead and explore all of your favorites.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away ... but only if it hasn't gone bad!
How long do apricots last? Find out here.
Want to know how to tell if an Avocado has gone bad? Click here!
Is it time to start making banana bread? Find out how to tell!
Blueberries are known to be very high in vitamins. Keep yours fresh!
How long does cantaloupe last? Find out here.
How long do Cherries last? Let's find out!
Coconuts are tough to break but awesome to eat and drink from!
Figs are an interesting fruit ... but only if they haven't gone bad!
Grapefruit can last awhile. How long?
Grapes can wilt away in the heat ... but can they still be eaten?
How long does honeydew last? Find out here.
How long does kiwi last? Find out here.
Lemons, lemonade, lemon pie. All delicious. How do you store lemons?
Make sure your limes are fresh. How can you tell?
How long do mangoes last? Find out here.
Oranges can get sour if not stored properly. Find out how!
How long does papaya last? Find out here.
How long does passion fruit last? Find out here.
How long do peaches last? Find out here.
Are your pears ripe? Or, are they overripe?
Have you ever had a bad pineapple? Make sure you don't!
Keep those Pomegranate Seeds plump and juicy!
Pumpkins are actually a fruit ... keep them from going bad!
Strawberries are delicious. Enjoy them before they expire!
Did you know that tomatoes are actually fruits? Find out more!
Watermelon is juicy when fresh. Learn how to store it.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Fresh Fruits lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Fresh Fruits.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Fresh Fruits shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!