Vegetable Storage Guide

Asparagus & Artichokes

Avocados

Beans & Peas

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fresh Herbs

Lettuce

Mushrooms

Onions & Garlic

Peppers

Potatoes & Yams

Root Vegetables

Spinach, Kale & Greens

Sprouts & Microgreens

Squash & Zucchini

Tomatoes


SQUASH & ZUCCHINI

Storing Summer Squash
Zucchini and patty pan squash should keep for 4 or 5 days when stored in a plastic bag in your refrigerator's vegetable drawer.

Storing Squash Blossoms
Squash blossoms are extremely perishable and should be used as soon as possible after purchase, preferably within a day. To store, place them in a single layer on a plate, cover loosely with plastic, and refrigerate.

Storing Winter Squash
Squashes are a great winter staple because they keep so well, as long as you store them in a cool, well-ventilated spot, preferably between 50 and 60 degrees. Don't store a winter squash in the refrigerator — the cold will damage it. And keep it out of light and away from heat, which will convert the starch to sugar too quickly.

Length of Storage for Different Squash Varieties
  • Acorn: 3 months
  • Buttercup: 2 months
  • Butternut: 1 month
  • Kabocha: 1 month
  • Calabaza: 1 month
  • Delicata: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Pumpkin: 3 to 4 weeks
  • Red Kuri: 1 month
  • Sweet Dumpling squash: 2 weeks
  • Spaghetti Squash: 1 month


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