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Keep Potatoes from Sprouting

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

Source: Real Simple

By Stella from St Joseph, MO

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May 8, 20150 found this helpful

Apples give off ethylene gas a they ripen. Ethylene gas helps other fruits and vegetables ripen (www.chow.com/.../).

Sprouting is a sign the potatoes are "ripe" and ready to grow, so I suspect apples would either not make any difference or encourage sprouting.

 

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January 3, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

^^ this right here. luvs me some taters, sprouted or not, homegrown are the best!

 
April 21, 20220 found this helpful

People from St. Joseph know, because I'm from St. Joseph.

 

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