[Market-farming] carrot storage through winter? sand question

Vern and Amy vaspencer at sisna.com
Sun Nov 11 09:36:13 EST 2012

All the commercial growers that I know wash their carrots as they come 
out of the field and put them in perforated plastic bags.  One put up 
300 ton/year.  He tries to get them to 34 degrees and keep them there.  
I think 40 degrees would do pretty well for a while.  Even our friend 
Brandon left the sand idea and went to plastic.  He is actually the one 
that turned me on to that method.  If dirt/sand stays on the carrots for 
a while, it can stain and cause off flavors. 

 I need to go wash mine now that I got them out before they froze in the 
ground or the deer ate them.  I don't know if I can get all the dirt out 
of the wrinkles once it dries there.


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