Q.: I read somewhere a while ago that when storing oranges and grapefruits, you keep one in the refrigerator and the other you don’t. Which is it? My son brought me a big bag of each from Florida and I want to keep them fresh.
— Fran Cramer
A.: Store citrus — any kind — on the counter for five days to a week, if you think you will consume it by then. If not, keep it in the refrigerator to keep it fresher longer.
Since you’ve been given a large gift of fruit, it sounds like you will need to make some room in the fridge for it.