ALOHA PRODUCE BEND

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE STORAGE

The most important factors in storing fruits and vegetables are temperature and humidity. Each item has its own ideal conditions that will extend and preserve it most effectively. These conditions are easily split into four groups, cold/moist, cool/moist, cold/dry and warm/dry. Produce should never be allowed to freeze and ideally be kept in what is considered a dormant state. Fruits and vegetables should be stored separate as well since fruits release ethylene gas which speeds the ripening process of vegetables. Fruits are highly susceptible to absorbing the flavors of nearby vegetables. The following tables are guidelines to properly storing various fruits and vegetables FROM THE TIME OF HARVEST.

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COOL/MOIST 

TEMPHUMIDITY

LENGTH OF

STORAGE

BEANS-SNAP40-50957-10 DAYS
CUCUMBERS
45-50
95

10-14 DAYS

EGGPLANT
45-50901 WEEK
CANTALOUPE409015 DAYS
WATERMELON40-5080-85

2-3 WEEKS

PEPPERS-SWEET

45-50952-3 WEEKS
TOMATOES-GREEN50-70901-3 WEEKS
TOMATOES-RIPE45-50904-7 DAYS
COOL/DRYTEMPHUMIDITY

LENGTH OF 

STORAGE

GARLIC3265-706-7 MONTHS
ONION3265-706-7 MONTHS
WARM/DRYTEMPHUMIDITY

LENGTH OF

STORAGE

PEPPERS-HOT5060-656 MONTHS
PUMPKINS50-559510-14 DAYS
SQUASH-WINTER
50-5550-602-6 MONTHS
SWEET POTATO55-6080-854-6 MONTHS

COLD/MOIST 

TEMPHUMIDITY

LENGTH OF

STORAGE

ASPARAGUS32-36952-3 WEEKS
​APPLES
32
95

2-6 MONTHS

BEETS
32953-5 MONTHS
BROCCOLI329510-14 DAYS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS32953-5 WEEKS

CABBAGE-EARLY

32953-6 WEEKS
CABBAGE-LATE32953-4 MONTHS
CABBAGE NAPA32951-2 MONTHS
CARROTS-MATURE32954-5 MONTHS
CARROTS-IMMATURE32954-6 WEEKS
CAULIFLOWER32952-4 WEEKS
CELERIAC32953-4 MONTHS
CELERY32952-3 MONTHS
COLLARDS329510-14 DAYS
CORN-SWEET32954-8 DAYS
ENDIVE/ESCAROLE32952-3 WEEKS
GRAPES32904-6 WEEKS
KALE329510-14 DAYS
LEEKS/GREEN32951-3 MONTHS
LETTUCE3295

2-3 WEEKS

PARSLEY32951-2 MONTHS
PARSNIPS32952-6 MONTHS
PEARS32952-7 MONTHS
PEAS-GREEN32951-3 WEEKS
POTATOES-EARLY50901-3 WEEKS
POTATOES-LATE39904-9 MONTHS
RADISHES-SPRING32953-4 WEEKS
RADISHES-WINTER32952-4 MONTHS
RHUBARB32952-4 WEEKS
RUTABAGAS32952-4 MONTHS
SPINACH329510-14 DAYS