[NAFEX] Apple Storage?
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Sun Sep 11 14:58:32 EDT 2005
I don't think that would be a good idea. The point of controlled
atmosphere, as I understand it, is to exclude oxygen and ethylene.
Using ventilation to keep ethylene out of your storage area might be
okay, but excluding oxygen would be a nuisance at best, and dangerous
at worst. There are a fair number of accidental deaths from people
who get into controlled atmosphere rooms.
On Sep 11, 2005, at 2:18 PM, Thomas Olenio wrote:
> Hello All,
> I understand that commerical apple storage uses a carbon dioxide
> Could a family cold room, or root cellar do this as well?
> Put the bushel of apples in a lawn/leaf plastic bag, set off a
> carbondioxide bomb in the bag (baking soda/ vinegar in 2 liter
> hold the plastic bag up to hold the CO2, remove CO2 bomb, then close
> plastic bag tightly.
> Not sure if the CO2 will stay pooled in the plastic bag, or if it
> help storage.
> Anyone know?
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