It's frustrating to plan a meal for the week and then open the fridge to find that your pepper, tomato, or lettuce has gone bad. Since certain fruits and vegetables give of ethylene as they ripen, they can affect the surrounding produce. With these tips, you can be sure that your apples, bananas, eggplants, cucumbers, and melons will last up to their full potential – and you may even save some money along the way.

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