What fruits and vegetables do I need to refrigerate?

What do I store in the Refrigerator and what do I leave on the counter?

Store in the refrigerator:

Apples (more than 7 days), Apricots, Asian pears, Berries, Cherries, Cut Fruit, Figs, Grapes, Artichokes, Asparagus, Green Beans, Beets, Belgian Endive, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cut Vegetables, Green Onions, Herbs (Not Basil), Leafy Vegetables, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Peas, Radishes, Spinach, Sprouts, Summer Squashes, Sweet Corn.

Ripen on the counter, then refrigerate:

Avocados, Kiwi, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Plumcots.

Store at ROOM TEMP:

Apples (fewer than 7 days), Bananas, Citrus Fruits, Mangoes, Melons, Papayas, Persimmons, Pineapple, Plantain, Pomegranates, Basil (in water), cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Jicama, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squashes.

-Cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers can be refrigerated for 1-3 days if they are used soon after removing from the refrigerator.

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