Some apple cultivars shrivel during cold storage which is cultivar dependent. One of the most common cultivars that this is a problem with is golden or yellow delicious due to a thinner layer of natural wax on the apple surface called the cuticle. This natural wax is what causes apple to shine when rubbed on a cloth (“buffing”). Although the apples are edible after shriveling, with pretty good flavor, it can be easily prevented. Placing the apples in a plastic bag loosely sealed during refrigeration will minimize the moisture loss and extend the storage life and firmness of the apples.