Effect of storage temperature on storage losses of Russet Burbank potatoes
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Three storage trials involving Idaho-grown Russet Burbank potatoes showed that storage at 45 F resulted in less weight loss than storage at 38 or 52 F. Unwashed potatoes stored at 45 F had less storage loss throughout a 345-day storage period than tubers from the same source stored at 38 or 52 F. Washed tubers destined for the fresh market and treated with various inhibitors in April had less loss after 90 days of storage at 45 F than at 38, 52, or 59 F, but after 130 days of storage, 38 F showed the least loss. Washed and unwashed potatoes stored at 45 F in CIPC treated bags for 92 days showed less loss than those stored at 38, 52, 59, or 68 F.
KeywordsStorage Period Russet Burbank Potato Fresh Market Storage Loss Storage Temperature Room
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