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sharonl
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Storing cabbage Reply with quote

Hi all,

Anybody any ideas on what going on with my cabbages? I thought cabbages such as savoy are supposed to store relatively well but anytime I pull one its wilted to inedible within 2-3 days of pulling. Sad I can only get up to our allotment once a week as its a 40 minute drive and it means we can't just pull it fresh from the ground unfortunately on the day we want to use it. I've tried hanging it upside down, misting it, fridge, sitting the stalk in water, storing in a cool store room but always the same starts wilting within a day or two. What am I doing wrong? I know cabbage from the supermarket lasts ages cos its sprayed to preserve it so I'm not expecting it to last that long, but I would have thought I should get more than 2 or 3 days out of it. Any guidance?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about your cabbage, when you cut it when it is fully mature it should last in the fridge for a week at least. Do not put it into a plastic bag as this causes it to sweat and rot. Cabbage in the supermarket is not treated with anything to help it stay fresh as far as I know and i had a lot of contact with these growers but it is stored in low temperatures not more than 2 deg C.
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