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Keep Potatoes from Sprouting

As potatoes ripen they will begin to sprout. There are some things you can do to slow down this process, such as storing in a dry, dark, cool place. This is a guide about keep potatoes from sprouting.
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October 20, 2009

Putting an apple in a bag of potatoes will keep them from sprouting. Doesn't matter what kind of apple it is.

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By Stella from St Joseph, MO

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I don't have a solution. I have a question. What's wrong with sprouting potatoes? They cook and taste the same as those that don't. And if you're so inclined, you can cut off the sprout along with a hunk of the potato and start your own in January. Wouldn't these plants make a nice gift to a gardener friend? What a surprise that would be.

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October 20, 2009 Flag

Put and apple in the bag with your potatoes, and they will not sprout.

By Cookie

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Keeping Potatoes from Sprouting Tip

To keep potatoes from sprouting, lay an apple in with your potatoes. A chemical (gas) that the apple give off will help to keep them from sprouting.

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By jmouse13 (06/28/2005)

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Keep Potatoes from Sprouting

My friend tried this and the potatoes still sprouted. She put a fresh apple in a plastic bag that the potatoes came in and sealed it with the plastic tab fastener. Is there any special tip other than the apple? (06/28/2005)

By mkymlp

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