Storing Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Middletown, NY
Question by mmcgarvey
September 26, 1998
What is the best way to store long keeper tomatoes?


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Answer from NGA
September 26, 1998

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Picked ripe, the "long keeper" types of tomatoes are best stored in a single layer on a cool shelf, which would be at about 55 degrees. Before storage, remove the stems and wash the tomatoes in a solution of one and a half teaspoons of chlorine bleach per gallon of water, then dry thoroughly. Check frequently for signs of deterioration.

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