How To Store Potatoes

Potatoes

  • Avoid washing potatoes before storage. Moisture causes them to rot
  • The location must be:
  1. Cool – Heat will make them sprout
  2. Dark – Light causes them to turn green and poisonous
  3. Dry – Moisture will make them rot
  • Ideas for storage:
  1. Brown paper bag
  2. Cardboard box
  3. In pantyhose separated by knots
  4. Root cellar
  5. As chips in a freezer
  • Storage temperature must be 7-10 deg. C (45-50 deg. F). Freezing temperatures will change the taste and appearance of the potatoes.
  • Remove potatoes that have turned soft, dried up or sprouted
  • Potatoes can be stored for 3 to 6 months

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