Sweet potatoes: Care required during storage between harvest and market
AuthorsP. A. Minges
L. L. Morris
Authors AffiliationsP. A. Minges is Associate Agriculturist, Truck Crops, in Agricultural Extension, Davis; L. L. Morris is Assistant Professor of Truck Crops and Assistant Olericulturist in the Experiment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 3(9):15-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v003n09p15. September 1949.
Sweet potato harvesting in California occurs mainly during October and early November. Much of the crop is marketed immediately resulting in relatively low prices during this period. During the winter and spring months, California becomes a deficit area and sweet potatoes are shipped in from other states. With good storage practices, sweet potatoes can be held for six months. Increased storage could permit larger California production and a more stable price structure.
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