Root Cellar, Dark + Cool Area
where to store
drier (60% humidity)
50° to 60°F (10° to 15°C)
Winter squash, pumpkins, and Bottle Gourds. These thick-skinned beauties have a lot of storage potential when properly set up.
Wrap or store in a dry french terry bag.
Store in a breathable container or vented.
actually need slightly warmer conditions to keep their texture. So, they can be kept in a dry basement or closet in the home, which is below room temperature
Squash needs to be cured before storage - leave stems intact and cure for two weeks to dry and harden the skin before storing. Sweet potatoes need to be cured at a high temperature (80°–90°F; 26°–32°C) for 5-10 days before storing and don’t let them drop below 50°F (10°C) in storage.
Will last longer if they aren’t piled up too much and have good air circulation.
can be a few weeks to months.