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Cooling and Storage of Vegetables for Best Results.

 

 

Product

Shelf-Life

Not pre-cooled(days)

Shelf-Life

Pre-cooled(days)

Freezing Temperature

F

Optimum Temperature

F

Optimum Humidity

%

Asparagus

2

14-21

31

36

95-100

Beans, Lima

5

7-10

31

37-41

95

Beans, Snap

5

10-14

31

40-45

95

Broccoli

3

10-14

31

32

95-100

Brussel sprout

5

21-35

31

32

95-100

Cabbage

14

30-180

30

32

98-100

Carrots

14

28-180

30

32

98-100

Cauliflower

10

20-30

31

32

90-98

Celery 14 14-28 31 32 98-100
Collard greens 7 10-14 30 32-36 90-98

Corn, sweet

1

5-8

31

32

95-98

Cucumbers 10 10-14 31 45-50 95
Eggplant 7-10 10-14 31 46-54 90-95
Endive 10 14-21 31 32 90-95
Green Onions 7-10 21-28 30 32 95-100

Herbs

2-4

5-7

31

37-38

95-100

Kale 10-14 14-21 30 32-36 90-98
Leeks 45-60 60-90 31 32 95-100

Lettuce

7

14-21

31

32

85-90

Leafy greens

4

7-14

30

32

95-100

Mushrooms

3

10-17

31

32

95-100

Okra

3

7-10

29

45-50

90-95

Oriental Veggies varies        

Peas

3

7-10

31

32

95-98

Peppers 7-10 14-21 31 45-50 90-95
Radishes 21-28 30-60 31 32-36 90-95
Romaine 7 14-21 31 32 85-90

Spinach

4

10-14

31

32

95-100

Squash 7 10-14 31 41-50 95
Strawberries 2 5-10 31 32 90-95
Turnips 100-120 120-150 30 32 95
*Storage life will vary depending on variety, quality and storage conditions.

Vacuum cooling has desirable effects on almost all perishable products.
Southern Vacuum Cooling
2253 Hollingshed Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
(803)781-9714