Citrus Fruit

Like melons, citrus fruits have tough protective skins that help to keep their underlying flesh moist, flavorful and free of contaminants. Nevertheless, harmful bacteria can gather on these skins. Therefore, be sure to wash the fruit thoroughly before serving or consuming it. 


Citrus Fruit Shelf Life
Citrus FruitUntil ripe 2-3 weeks
Handling Tips: 
Wrap cut surfaces of citrus fruit to prevent Vitamin C loss.
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

"Cupboard Storage Chart." K-State Research and Extension n. pag. Web. 23 Dec 2009. <>. "FAQ"

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