If stored properly, a fruit basket can last up to a week. Some fruit will ripen faster in the basket when combined with other kinds of fruit. Bananas, for example, secrete ethylene, which makes the other fruit in the basket ripen faster. It’s best to eat the soft fruits first since they usually spoil quicker. Apples, pears and bananas, on the other hand, can easily make it to the end of the week.
Be especially careful not to put the fruit basket in an overly warm room, and whatever you do: don’t set basket on a radiator! Fruit that cannot withstand the cold (bananas, kiwis and other exotic fruits) should not be kept in the refrigerator. Any other fruit leftover in the basket, however, is best kept in the refrigerator so that it keeps longer.
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