About Ethylene gas and storing stuff

A lot here I didn’t know:

And similar but less detailed:


Good articles! Thanks!

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@marknmt … I have learned a couple of lessons the hard way. I threw out 100 lbs of carrots after storing with apples. Apples give off ethylene as they age which causes elevated terpine levels in carrots… absolutely ruins the taste.
And peaches need to be cooled to 50-60° several days before they can be stored in refrigeration. Otherwise the flesh becomes mealy.
Honeycrisp apple also needs a gradual temperature reduction(10 days) before long term cold storage to avoid bitterness.
Thanks for starting a fruit storage thread. I would like to learn more.


I have not read yet , but know of which

I know one bad apple will spoil a dozen ?
but could it really be
one bad apple will spread ill foul beauty
the one son of a gun

" The Vinegar of the wealthy "

Never heard of such but will say
Banana vinegar with some sweetness


Oh did not know 3 replies

Listen listen folks

A nice paper bag that breaths lets the gas out

Or whAT do they SELL plastic bags elthylene builds up

I do not hAVE A answer

I guess you could have a dollar store spray bottle or a backpacker bottle
spray your strawberries down
The mold wont brown your pride , you’ll be picking of the fields of your sacrifice

I am only posting this
I guess As lesson or maybe it is all irreverant


Store vegetables in paper bags
Store vegetables in plastic bags

In fridge

I am eating dried grapes in paper (in past)
No fermenting , and ruining grapes …

God bless