Potatoes, Onions, and Apples
Name: Patrick H.
Why does storing potatoes with onions make them rot?
Does storing apples with potatoes make them last longer?
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
Most people think that putting them in a refrigerator is good. In fact it is
very poor. The environment is not dry, there are temperature and humidity
cycles every time you open and shut the door. This warmer wetter air
condenses on the potatoes and onions and promotes the formation of mildew.
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Update: June 2012