Plants Plus: Post Harvest Handling and Storage
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Which of the following is a TRUE statement?
Large quantities of fruits and vegetables can be stored intermingled for an extended period of time with no negative effects on produce quality.
Temperature and humidity both play an important role in long-term produce storage.
All root vegetables must be removed from the garden before frost to avoid damage to the crop.
Long-term storage of vegetable crops at home can only take place in a refrigerator.
Produce is at it's freshest __________ after _________.
two hours, cold storage
None of the above
Which crop can be harvested wet?
What is a good strategy for maintaining appropriate post harvest temperatures? Check all that apply.
Cool produce as quickly as possible after harvest.
Harvest produce during cooler times of day.
Keep harvested produce in the shade until it can be transported.
Precool the vehicle transporting produce.
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