Curing Vegetables for Humid Storage

Produce that keeps best in a moist environment includes root vegetables, cabbages, kohlrabi and some varieties of fruit. See chart below.


Pome Fruits: when harvesting fruits of the Rosaceae family, be certain to leave stem attached.

Grapes: harvest grapes with main stem intact. Snap where the grape cluster’s stem joins the vine.


Root vegetables: pull and trim the greens to 1/2 inch above vegetable. Do not trim roots.

Cabbage: pull cabbage up by roots. No other action needed

Kohlrabi: trim leaves close to ball. No other action necessary

Potatoes: dig in last 2 weeks of warm weather. Spread to “heal” in a warm place, out of direct sunlight. Let set 2 weeks to heal nicks or removed peel. No other action needed.

Humid Environment
Vegetables Fruits
Beets Apples
Cabbage Grapes
Carrot & Parsnip Grapefruit
Kohlrabi Lemons/Limes
Potatoes Pears
Rutabaga & Turnip  Oranges