How Long Does Cut Watermelon Last in the Fridge?


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3-5 days
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does cut watermelon last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cut-up watermelon refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cut watermelon, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in covered container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long does cut watermelon last in the fridge? Properly stored, cut watermelon will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cut watermelon? Yes, to freeze: Place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cut watermelon last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cut-up watermelon that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cut watermelon is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cut watermelon: discard any watermelon that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cut watermelon.

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