Banana Shelf Life: How Long Do Bananas Last?

What is the average shelf life of a banana? How long do bananas last in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? What is the best way to store bananas to increase their shelf life? Find out the answers to these questions and more below:

Shelf Life of an Banana

WholeUp to 7 Days10 Days (After Ripe)1-2 Months
Cut2 Hours3-4 Days1-2 Months

How to Store Bananas

Allow an unripe banana to ripen for about 5-7 days in a cool, dry place. Do not store in fridge until the banana has ripened.

How to Tell if an Banana is Bad or Spoiled

There are several ways to tell if an banana is bad or spoiled:

  • Check for mold or holes on the outside of the banana.
  • Check the texture. If an banana is too soft or rock-hard, discard it.