Asked in Mold and Mildew
Does mold grow faster on fruit or vegetable?
This would depend on the moisture of the fruit or vegetable, and nutrients, and the type of mold. Mold doesn't care about classifications or tastes - it only cares about what gives it energy and helps it grow. Unripe, dry, thick-skinned things won't encourage mold growth as well as thin-skinned, decomposing, moist organic matter, regardless of being fruit or vegetable. ...
Asked in Cooking Techniques, Mycology or Fungi
How long does it take for an orange to grow mold in the fridge?
It would take a longer time to grow mold on an orange in the fridge than it would being left out in room temperature. Putting fruit in the fridge helps the fruit stay fresher for a long time period. I would think it would take a couple of weeks, in other words a long time for an orange to grow mold while in the fridge. ...
Asked in Mycology or Fungi
How does mold grow on fruit?
Fruit are exposed to spores from their formation to your refrigerator. These spores germinate and grow along the surface of the fruit looking for an opening in the outer covering. Once found, the fungus begins to send in hyphae and continue to grow. When enough growth has occurred, the fungus will produce conidia, or spores. ...