Long Term (Winter) Vegetable Storage

good vegetable storageThis bulletin was reprinted with permission from Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service, Manhattan, KS. Written by Karen L. B. Gast, Extension specialist, Post Harvest and Advertising. Typically, unsweetened packs yield a decrease quality product compared with sugar packs, with the exception, some fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, scalded apples, gooseberries, currants, and cranberries preserve good high quality with out sugar (Beck, 1996).

If greens will not be heated sufficiently, the enzymes will proceed to be lively throughout frozen storage and may cause the greens to toughen or develop off-flavours and colors. Place cured potatoes in a burlap bag, tuck the bag into a plastic storage bin left open a wee bit, and maintain in an unheated basement. I’ve had one of the best success with wrapping produce in paper towels and inserting in plastic storage luggage, as this article says. Sawdust, clean straw, dry leaves, hay, corn stalks or peat moss are often used as insulating supplies for greens that want dry storage.

Storage: Seal in an airtight container over paper towels or napkins, lasts as much as 2 days within the fridge, should not be frozen. Our mixture of storage vegetables and fruits varies from year to yr and we have discovered that placing by storage crops is something anybody can do — even if your produce comes from the farmers market.

We do not actually store” lettuce, however that is the one vegetable that we’d advise rinsing and drying BEFORE you set in the fridge. In my expertise, harvesting and curing greens properly leads to far more flexibility relating to lengthy-time period storage circumstances. Desk 1 lists optimum storage temperatures for commonly grown Kansas fruits and vegetables.