Purvey'd The Juice - Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Storage Temperature

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Storage Temperature

It's getting hot outside. Keep your produce cool. Extend the life of your perishables by keeping your produce at its suggested temperatures. USDA has an extensive handbook of optimal storage conditions for fresh fruit and vegetables. The list separates into three groups. Group 1 consists of fruits and vegetables recommended storing at 0°C - 2°C (32°F - 36°F). Group 2 includes fruits and vegetables advised to keep at 7°C - 10°C (45°F - 50°F). Group 3 contains fruits and vegetables suggested to storage at 13°C - 18°C (56°F - 65°F). TL;DR? Use Purvey'd cheat sheet for some everyday products our company carries and the temperatures that will keep them happy.


Group 1 (32°F - 36°F)

Alfalfa Amaranth Apple Apricot Artichoke Arugula
Asparagus Bean Sprouts Beet Blackberry Blueberry Bok Choy
Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cantaloupe Carrot Cauliflower  Celery
Cherry Chicory Coconut Collard Green Daikon Flat Cabbage
Fresh Garlic Grape Green Cabbage Green Onion Kale Kiwi
Kohlrabi Leek Lettuce Longan Lychee Mint
Mushroom Mustard Green Nectarine Parsley Parsnip Peach
Pear Persimmon Pomegranate Radicchio Radish Raspberry
Shallot Snow Pea Spinach Strawberry Sugar Snap Pea Swiss Chard
Turnip Watercress


Group 2 (45°F - 50°F)

Avocado (Unripe) Basil Bell Pepper Calabaza Chayote Chili Pepper
Cucumber Durian (ripe) Eggplant Grapefruit Green Squash Green Tomatillo
Guava Kumquat Lemon Lime Long Bean Long Hot Pepper
Malanga Mandarin Mango (ripe) Okra Orange  Pineapple
Tamarind Tangerine



Group 3 (56°F - 65°F)

Banana Bitter Melon Eddo Ginger Honeydew Jackfruit
Jicama Papaya Green Plantain Potato Pumpkin  Rambutan
Sweet Potato/Yam Tomato Watermelon Winter Squash

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