This stackable space-saving Apple Rack is designed specifically for storing apples for the winter - made from pine wood it provides a cool, frost-free environment to keep your apples in ideal condition for several weeks.
- Single Tier Racks available only
- Size 15cm(6") x 57cm(22") x 57cm(22")
The racks are all very light, and fit together well.
These were excellent value as I bought the 3 stack and I fully intend to buy more to store my apples and pears this year. They are quite heavy to lift when loaded, so I would recommend stacking first and then loading.
Our Daily Express-published horticulturist Martin Fiddes says; "When storing apples, wrap the fruit in newspaper to protect skins and keep them from touching as any rots which develop can quickly spread through points of contact. The moulded paper fruit containers you find in greengrocers are ideal and this shelf system is equally adept at storing the fruit.
"To successfully store apples, you need to provide them with cool (typically 3-5°C) conditions which remain frost free and don’t exceed around 7°C. Fluctuations in temperature are decidedly unhelpful, your chosen location should also be dark with some air circulation and watch out for rats and mice!
"These kind of conditions are often provided by garages, sheds and even a cellar if you have one but the house (including lofts and attics) is often too warm. Store away from strong smelling substances (such as paint) along with vegetables like garlic and onions.
"You’ll need to visit your stored crop almost daily to check on any problems. Any overripe fruit or apples showing any sign of rotting should be removed immediately or the potential is there for ruining the whole crop!"
What The Press Say
Grow It! MagazineSeptember 2012
Chestnut, beech or no- pine resin are the best timbers for racks as they don't taint the fruit. Racks can be made up of slatted drawers you pull out or slatted drawers that stack up.
29th September 2007
As seen on BBC Gardeners World