Slow Down The Decay
To protect tomatoes from rotting as quickly as possible, store them stem down. This prevents moisture from accumulating around the incision where the tomato used to be attached to the vine. Oh, and the rumor that you should never store tomatoes in the refrigerator? Proven false!
According to new research, the mode of storage (fridge vs. countertop) does not affect the taste or juiciness of tomatoes. It’s also better to keep them because it extends the life of the tomatoes. If you keep them in the fridge, they won’t go bad as quickly, and you won’t have to throw them away.