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Fruit in Mason Jars to last longer

I've read in several places that you can prolong the life of most fruits, eg grapes, strawberries, cherries, cut melon, oranges, apples even tomatoes, plus some veg.
The idea is that you wash the fruit in water with distilled vinegar to clean and remove any bacteria, thoroughly dry, then place in a mason jar, put airtight lid on, put in fridge, and it should last considerably longer.
Lots of places on the internet agree with this so it appears not to be a hack.
Has anyone here tried it?  What are your results?
I've tried it and the only issue I'm having is that however dry I think the eg grapes are, each morning, there is condensation inside the mason jar, which can't be good.  
Ok I know it's simple enough to empty the jar, dry fruit again, dry jar, but anyone else having this problem?
Looking forward to hearing your experiences

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  • goldfinches
    goldfinches Posts: 2,089 Forumite
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    I haven't done this but have done the adding a sheet of kitchen roll to bags of salad and fresh herbs and that does make quite a lot of difference so suggest you might like to pop a sheet into the jar with the fruit and see if that's enough to soak up the moisture.

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  • Happycas
    Happycas Posts: 912 Forumite
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    I have done this for a while now.  I wash fruit, just in water and dry on a tea towel. I put a piece of scrunched up kitchen towel in the jar and put the fruit on top.  It does seem to work with most soft fruit. I do change the kitchen towel if it gets soggy, but that's all.  Usually raspberries as they're so difficult to dry.

    I also use this method for salad leaves.  The bagged, pre-washed sort I tip straight into the kilner jar and they really last much longer than the usual day and a half ( if you're lucky!)
  • drt1710
    drt1710 Posts: 25 Forumite
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    Happycas said:
    I have done this for a while now.  I wash fruit, just in water and dry on a tea towel. I put a piece of scrunched up kitchen towel in the jar and put the fruit on top.  It does seem to work with most soft fruit. I do change the kitchen towel if it gets soggy, but that's all.  Usually raspberries as they're so difficult to dry.

    I also use this method for salad leaves.  The bagged, pre-washed sort I tip straight into the kilner jar and they really last much longer than the usual day and a half ( if you're lucky!)
    I have read about and tried the kitchen towel in the jar as you suggest, it does seem to help but I still wonder if there's any other better ideas.
    Thank you
  • We've done strawberries from the allotment in a jar and they lasted surprisingly well, can't remember how long but much longer than shop bought in punnets
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