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Produceology: Produce Storage Tips Question Mark

The Pillars of Produce Freshness

T: Temperature Control
H: Humidity Control
E: Ethylene Gas Control

There are three pillars to produce freshness: Temperature control, humidity control, and ethylene gas control. Your refrigerator controls the temperature, VeggieZips helps to control the humidity when needed, and Bluapple will absorb ethylene gas. By using Bluapple products, produce life can be maximized and extended.

Have questions about the best way to store your fruits and vegetables? We have compiled a comprehensive list of all of the common - and even not so common - produce that you might need to store. Get ready for some Produceology!

What is Produceology?

Acerola; Barbados Cherry
African horned melon; Kiwano
Amaranth; Pigweed
Anise; Fennel
Apple - Fuji
Apple - Gala
Apple - Golden Delicious
Apple - Granny Smith
Apple - Other, chilling sensitive
Apple - Other, not chilling sensitive
Apple - Red Delicious
Apricot
Artichoke - Chinese Artichoke
Artichoke - Globe Artichoke
Artichoke - Jerusalem Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus - Green or White
Atemoya
Avocado - Fuchs, Pollock
Avocado - Fuere, Hass
Avocado - Lula, Booth
Babaco, Mt. Papaya
Banana
Beans - Fava, Broad beans
Beans - Lima beans
Beans - Long bean, Yard-long
Beans - Snap; Wax; Green
Beans - Winged bean
Beet - Bunched
Beet - Topped
Berries - Blackberries
Berries - Blueberries
Berries - Cranberry
Berries - Dewberry
Berries - Elderberry
Berries - Loganberry
Berries - Raspberries
Berries - Strawberry
Bittermelon; Bitter gourd
Black salsify; Scorzonera
Bok Choy
Breadfruit
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage - Chinese, Napa
Cabbage - Common
Cactus fruit; Prickly Pear fruit
Cactus pads or stems, Nopalitos
Carambola; Starfruit
Carrots - Bunched, immature
Carrots - Topped
Cashew Apple
Cassava - Yucca, Manioc
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chard
Chayote
Cherimoya; Custard Apple
Cherries - sour
Cherries - sweet
Chinese broccoli; Gailan
Citrus - Calamondin Orange
Citrus - Grapefruit - CA; AZ; dry regions
Citrus - Grapefruit - FL; humid regions
Citrus - Kumquat
Citrus - Lemon
Citrus - Lime (Mexican, Tahiti, or Persian)
Citrus - Orange - Blood Orange
Citrus - Orange - CA; AZ; dry regions
Citrus - Orange - FL; humid regions
Citrus - Orange - Seville; Sour
Citrus - Pummelo
Citrus - Tangelo, Minneola
Citrus - Tangerine, Mandarin
Coconut
Collards
Corn, sweet and baby
Cucumber - pickling
Cucumber - slicing
Currants
Daikon; Oriental Radish
Date
Durian
Eggplant
Endive - Belgian Endive; Witloof Chicory
Endive - Escarole
Feijoa, Pineapple Guava
Fig
Garlic bulb
Ginger
Gooseberry
Grape
Guava
Herbs, fresh - Basil
Herbs, fresh - Chives
Herbs, fresh - Cilantro, Chinese parsley
Herbs, fresh - Dill
Herbs, fresh - Epazote
Herbs, fresh - Mint
Herbs, fresh - Oregano
Herbs, fresh - Parsley
Herbs, fresh - Perilla, Shiso
Herbs, fresh - Sage
Herbs, fresh - Thyme
Horseradish
Jaboticaba
Jackfruit
Jicama, Yambean
Jujube; Chinese Date
Kale
Kiwifruit; Chinese Gooseberry
Kohlrabi
Langsat; Lanzone
Leafy Greens - Cool season
Leafy Greens - Warm season
Leek
Lettuce - Iceburg
Lettuce - Romaine
Longan
Loquat
Luffa; Chinese Okra
Lychee, Litchi
Malanga, Tania, New Cocoyam
Mango
Mangosteen
Melon - Cantaloupes and other netted melons
Melon - Casaba
Melon - Crenshaw
Melon - Honeydew, Orange-flesh
Melon - Persian
Melon - Watermelon
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Nectarine
Okra
Olives, fresh
Onion - Green onions
Onion - Mature bulbs, dry
Papaya
Parsnips
Passionfruit
Peach
Pear - Asian, Nashi
Pear - European
Peas in pods; Snow, Snap, and Sugar Peas
Pepino; Melon Pear
Peppers - Bell Pepper, Paprika
Peppers - Hot Peppers; Chiles
Persimmon; Kaki
Pineapple
Pitaya; Pithaya; Dragon Fruit - Red Pitaya
Pitaya; Pithaya; Dragon Fruit - Yellow Pitaya
Plantain
Plums and Prunes
Pomegranate
Potato
Pumpkin
Quince
Radicchio
Radish
Rambutan
Rhubarb
Rutabaga
Salsify; Vegetable Oyster
Sapotes - Black Sapote
Sapotes - Caimito, Star Apple
Sapotes - Canistel, Eggfruit
Sapotes - Mamey Sapote
Sapotes - Sapodilla, Chicosapote
Sapotes - White Sapote
Shallots
Soursop
Southern Peas; Cowpeas
Spinach
Spondias, Mombin, Wi Apple, Jobo, Hogplum
Sprouts - Alfalfa Sprouts
Sprouts - Bean Sprouts
Sprouts - Radish Sprouts
Squash - Summer (soft rind); Courgette
Squash - Winter (hard rind); Calabash
Sweet Potato
Tamarillo, Tree Tomato
Tamarind
Taro, Cocoyam, Eddoe, Dasheen
Tomatillo; Husk Tomato
Tomato - Firm-ripe
Tomato - Mature-green
Turnip Root
Waterchestnut
Watercress; Garden Cress
Yam

Sources: USDA Agriculture Research Service and UC Davis Postharvest Technology Database

What is Produceology?

Produceology is all about the things that will enhance the storage of produce for the average family and household. These aren't just lofty ideals that are impossible to obtain; rather, we want to provide you with practical, real world advice that you can actually use. All of the information you find here is evidentiary and science-based.