Produce Tips

 

Keep in a Cool, Dark Place

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Rutabagas

Keep
Refrigerated

  • Apples
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Green Onions
  • Herbs (except basil)
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Romaine Hearts
  • Spinach
  • Sprout
  • Summer Squash

Keep On the Counter

  • Clementines
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter Squash

Ripen On the Counter, then Refrigerate

  • Apricots
  • Asian Pears
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Nectarines
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmon
  • Plums
  • Watermelon

Does Not Play Well with Others

Apricots

Kiwi

Peaches

Avocados

Green Onions

Pears

Bananas

Mangoes

Persimmon

Cantaloupe

Nectarines

Plums

Honeydew

Papayas

Tomatoes

Ethylene is a naturally-occurring gas that certain fruits and vegetables produce during the ripening process. You can’t see it or smell it but other produce can ripen more than you’d like if they are next to an ethylene producer so be sure to keep these items separate from other produce.