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Name: Patrick H.
Status: student
Age: 10
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2001-2002


Question:
Why does storing potatoes with onions make them rot? Does storing apples with potatoes make them last longer?


Replies:
http://www.cahe.wsu.edu/~hp31/qa26.htm

http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/s_apple.htm

http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/TRA/PLANTS/potato.html

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.

Vince Calder



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