Vegetable Storage

Keep your vegetables crispy with long-lasting freshness when you use our vegetable storage guide.

Listed below are tips for storing everything from artichokes to turnips. If you don't see your top veggie listed here, let us know.

For more tips and tricks, see our Fruit Storage Guide. And for creative ways to put your veggies to delicious use, see our recipe collection, updated weekly.
 
 
 
 
Artichoke

Refrigerate 4 to 5 days add a few drops of water store in a perforated, plastic bag

 

Arugula

Refrigerate store in a perforated plastic bag place away from fruit

 

Asparagus

Refrigerate 4 to 5 days cut one inch from bottom of stems stand in 1 to 2 inches of water


Beets

Refrigerate up to 3 weeks cut off greens two inches above crown seal in an airtight container or plastic bag

 

Bok Choy

Refrigerate 4 to 5 days store in a closed, plastic bag

 

Broccoli & Broccolini

Refrigerate 4 days store in a perforated plastic bag

 

Brussel Sprouts

Refrigerate up to 1 to 2 weeks store in a perforated plastic bag

 

Butternut Squash

WHOLE: Store up to 6 months in a dry, dark area with air circulation

CUT: Refrigerate 1 week wrap tightly in plastic

 

Cabbage

WHOLE: Refrigerate 1 to 2 weeks store in a plastic bag

CUT: Refrigerate 1 to 2 days wrap tightly in plastic

 

Carrots

Refrigerate remove tops and wash store in a closed, plastic bag


Cauliflower

Refrigerate up to 5 days store stem-side-up in a plastic bag


Celery

Refrigerate 1 to 2 weeks store washed toward the front of the refrigerator in a perforated, plastic bag

Corn

Refrigerate store in a perforated plastic bag do not husk until ready to prepare


Cucumbers

Refrigerate up to 1 week


Eggplant

Refrigerate 3 to 4 days store in a perforated, plastic bag

Fava Beans

Refrigerate store in a perforated, plastic bag


Fennel

Refrigerate


Garlic

WHOLE: Store in a cool, dark place with circulation do not refrigerate

CUT or PEELED: Refrigerate in a sealed container

Green beans

Refrigerate 3 to 5 days store in a plastic bag


Herbs

Refrigerate about 1 week wash in cool water, trim dead stems and leaves, and snip ends store stems, but not leaves in a cup of water covered in plastic, or wrap in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag


Jalapenos

Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate 3 to 4 days do not store in plastic use before the skin wrinkles

Kohlrabi

Refrigerate store in a perforated, plastic bag


Leeks

Refrigerate up to 1 week store in a loosely closed, plastic bag do not store trimmed or cut


Lettuce

Refrigerate up to a week or more store in a plastic bag in your refrigerator's crisper or in a sealed container with a dry paper towel store away from fruit

Mushrooms

Refrigerate 5 to 7 days store in a paper bag or their original sealed packaging


Onions

WHOLE: Store in a cool, dry place with circulation for up to one month store away from potatoes

CUT: Refrigerate 2 to 3 days store tightly wrapped in plastic


Parsnips

Refrigerate store in a perforated, plastic bag

Peas

Refrigerate 1 to 2 days store in a plastic bag


Peppers

WHOLE: Store in a cool place away from fruit

CUT: Refrigerate up to 1 week store in a plastic bag.


Potatoes

Store in a cool, dry, dark place store in burlap, brown paper, or perforated plastic bags place away from onions

Pumpkin

Store up to 1 month in a cool, dry place


Radishes

Refrigerate store in a perforated plastic bag


Rutabaga

Refrigerate store in a perforated plastic bag

Scallions (green onions)

Refrigerate up to 3 days store in a plastic bag place away from corn, mushrooms, and other odor-sensitive foods


Spinach

Refrigerate 2 to 3 days remove dead leaves, wash, dry, and store in a plastic bag place away from fruit


Squash, Summer

Refrigerate 1 week store in a perforated, plastic bag

Squash, Winter

WHOLE: Store in a cool, dry place up to 3 months

CUT: Refrigerate 1 week store wrapped tightly in plastic


Sweet Potatoes

Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month at room temperature, store up to 1 week do not refrigerate


Tomatoes

Store whole tomatoes at room temperature, stem-side-down do not refrigerate

Turnips

Refrigerate store in a perforated plastic bag