Apples can stay fresh for several weeks when stored in a cool, dry place. Choose firmer varieties such as Granny Smith or Fuji for even better longevity.
Oranges have a relatively long shelf life, especially when refrigerated. They can last up to several weeks or even a couple of months.
Carrots are sturdy root vegetables that can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. To maximize their freshness, remove the green tops before storing.
Cabbage is a hearty vegetable that can last for weeks, even without refrigeration. Keep it in a cool, dark place or wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Beets can stay fresh for several weeks when stored properly. Cut off the beet greens, leaving an inch of the stem, and refrigerate them in a perforated plastic bag.
Varieties like butternut squash, acorn squash, and spaghetti squash have a long shelf life and can last for several months in a cool, dry place.
Onions can be stored for several months in a well-ventilated area. Keep them in a cool, dry place with good air circulation to prevent sprouting or rotting.
Potatoes can last for several months if stored in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated space. Keep them away from light to prevent them from sprouting.