How long do Cherry Tomatoes last in Fridge? [with Storing Tips]

How long does Cherry Tomatoes last

Cherry Tomatoes is the cutest vegetables, I mean fruit, whatever you like to call it. 

But they are delicious and add a zingy flavor to all your favorite wraps, vienna sausage, pasta salad, pizza, and so many others. 

They are the legit topping food you will see after olives and jalapenos. 

Cherry Tomatoes are delicate and can be easily bruised. Hence you must take good care of them. 

If you left Cherry Tomatoes in the fridge for a long time or left them outside for a long time, you would have several questions. 

Whether the cherry tomatoes are good or not to eat, can you store them outside, and so on?

If such questions tackle you, congrats, you have landed on the perfect article. 

I am here to answer all your queries regarding how long cherry tomatoes last and how to store them properly. 

How long do Sliced Cherry Tomatoes last? 

Sliced cherry tomatoes alongside other ingredients can ease and pace up your food-making process. These sliced cherry tomatoes in pasta salad is one of my favorite ingredient to add.

But, once you have sliced the tomatoes, you will find they go bad sooner than the unsliced ones. 

This is because they are affected by the moisture in the environment quickly when sliced. 

Hence you need to store them properly and especially in the fridge. 

In the fridge, if stored properly, they can last up to a week. 

But outside, at room temperature, they would barely last for a few hours. 

How long does Cherry Tomatoes last
Cherry Tomatoes in Bowl

How long do Cherry Tomatoes last in the Fridge? 

Storage of Cherry Tomatoes depends on the condition in which you have bought or received them. 

If your cherry tomatoes aren’t ripe yet, then you can store them outside so that they can become ripe, and you can use them. 

But, if they are already ripe, then you should store them in the fridge without any doubt.

By keeping them in the fridge, you slow the process of ripening. So store it in the fridge according to your need. 

Cherry tomatoes would last 5 to 7 days in the fridge if stored properly. 

The unripe ones can last a little longer in the fridge but you should use as quickly as possible. 

How long do Cherry Tomatoes last out of Fridge? 

If not ripe yet, cherry tomatoes can be left outside, unlike ripe ones. 

This is because cherry tomatoes warm environment to be fully ripe, which will happen slowly in the fridge and will make them wrinkly and worst with time. 

Hence let the unripe cherry tomatoes become beautiful red ripe ones at room temperature for around 3 to 4 days. 

However, the ripe ones will become smushy and fragile within a few hours of leaving them outside. And over-ripe food is my favorite of none. 

Hence, ripe ones should not be left out for more than 4 to 5 hours. And neither should sliced cherry tomatoes for more than 2 hours. 

How long do fresh cherry tomatoes last
Handpicking fresh Cherry Tomatoes

How long do Cherry Tomatoes last in Freezer? 

These vegetables and fruits can survive the longest of time and make available to millions at each part of the world because of freezers. 

Hence, storing cherry tomatoes in the freezer is one of the best ways to store them for the longest time. 

Once you store them in the freeze, you have to worry about nothing. 

Store cherry tomatoes in adequate condition and could last up to a year in the freezer. 

This means you can enjoy cherry tomatoes throughout the year, even when it’s not their season. 

How to Store Sherry Tomatoes for Long Shelf Life? 

The shelf-life of cherry tomatoes depends majorly on how and when they were made and sent to you. 

Secondly, it depends on how you store them and recognize their condition. 

If the cherry tomatoes aren’t ripe yet, store them in the box, they come in or in an air-tight container. You can store them in a paper bag in order faster the process of ripening. 

If they are sliced, you should store them in the fridge or the freezer. Try to store them in an air-tight container rather than a plastic box.

Now the unsliced ripe cherry tomatoes can be stored in the same box that they came in. You shouldn’t wash the tomatoes, though. 

Washing cherry tomatoes washes off the layer that protects them from going bad. 

Cover the bottom of the box with a paper towel and then add all the tomatoes.

You can also use a paper towel to cover on top of the tomatoes and then close the lead making it more secure. 

You can do the same paper towel thing with a freezer bag or a good-quality zip-lock bag and store your cherry tomatoes in these bags. It could be according to batches if you want. 

When required, just thaw it at room temperature or, better, in the fridge. 

How long do Cherry Tomatoes in Packed Container last
Cherry Tomatoes in Packed Container

And that’s all. If you follow all these instructions thoroughly, your cherry tomatoes can last well and be fresh. 

How do you know if Cherry Tomatoes have Gone Bad? 

There are a few ways to know that this sweet-sour dish is no longer safe to consume. The indicators are –

1. Firstly, if and when you start noticing mold formation on your healthy dish, it is time for you to ditch them and make another batch of them, new and fresh.

2. If you notice that the tomatoes or the cherries are getting wrinkled or shrinking, discard them. This stage indicates that the tomatoes and the cherries are losing all their texture and moisture because they have got too old.

3. Lastly, if you notice a change of color in this yummy dish, you have to discard them as they might have over-ripen. (If the color goes to black or brown, trash them)

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