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7/6/12 3:25 P

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Good information! Thanks~

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7/3/12 7:24 A

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I want to know how to avoid the mealy first bite, too. The only thing that's worked for me so far is u-pick.

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6/25/12 12:31 P

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Interesting article - thanks for sharing!

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6/25/12 12:02 P

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I've been using green bags to keep my produce fresh in the fridge. I started wrapping cut veggies in a paper towel before putting them in the bags, and I am amazed at how long a cut cucumber or pepper or lettuce lasts now.

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6/24/12 7:26 P

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6/20/12 10:12 A

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It seems like all warm-weather crops should be left outside the fridge, all cool-season crops should be kept in the fridge.
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Hi again, I always knew to leave my tomatoes out. I always grow my own. After all these years I finally know my cucumbers need the same. I am glad I read your post. Thanks again emoticon

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6/20/12 9:44 A

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Fascinating website, thanks for sharing it!


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Dusty, how can I tell (without taking a bite) if a peach has been chill damaged? I really hate taking that first bite, expecting a sweet and juicy peach but getting a mealy mouthful instead.

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6/20/12 9:36 A

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OR because the shipping is done improperly. I worked in a packinghouse one summer packing peaches...they are packed hard so they wont bruise in shipping. My father took care of the cooling rooms where peaches and apples are stored for up to a year by slowing lowering their temps and slowly raising them so a peach in January tasted just as fresh & sweet as one in July.

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Peaches are also subject to chilling injury, which is why beautiful peaches can become mealy and inedible. I find that farmer's market peaches are less likely to be damaged than those from the grocery store, probably because they have not been shipped long distances in a refrigerated truck.

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6/20/12 9:22 A

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I have heard that other veggies are also harmed by ethylene gas but can't recall which ones...

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6/20/12 9:17 A

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Jackie if they have been there for 3 days you have to use them right away ... they can tolerate up to 3 days of cold storage if they are used soon as they are removed from the refrigerator. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are also damaged by cold, so keep these on your counter as well.

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6/20/12 9:14 A

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Sorry for some reason my computer would not go to the link. I better get my cucumbers out of the fridge. Thank you.

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6/20/12 9:10 A

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I kept a bunch of cucumbers from my garden out on the counter in my kitchen one year. I couldn't believe how long they lasted, it was weeks. I tried that with a grocery store cuke and it went bad after a couple days. I wondered if it was because of the chemicals that were probably used on the store cuke.

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Jackie the reason is explained in detail in the link....in brief...cucumbers are susceptible to cold injury if held more than 3 days in the refrigerator and cucumbers are sensitive to the ethylene gas that ripening fruits & vegetables emit

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Why?

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Did you know cucumbers should NOT be stored in the refrigerator OR near melons, banansa or tomatoes! Who knew!

postharvest.ucdavis.edu/pfvegetable/
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