Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600189


  Before placing tubers in storage, they  need  to  be cured
for ten days at 80 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, or  between  65
and 70 degrees  Fahrenheit  for  2 to 3  weeks.  The  tubers
should be covered to keep the humidity elevated.            

  After curing the tubers  are  stored at 55 to  60  degrees
Fahrenheit.  Chill  injury  will  result if  the temperature
is  below  50  degrees  Fahrenheit.  To  keep  the  humidity
high around tubers, they may  be  covered  with,  or  put in
a  burlap  sack  that is moistened periodically.            

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