Produce Information / Storage Tips

Use a Bluapple® to absorb ethylene gas to extend the life of produce.

Squash - Summer (soft rind); Courgette

Indications of Quality

Uniform shape; tender rind and internal tissue; overall firmness; glossy skin color; intact well-trimmed stem portion; freedom from growth or handling defects (discoloration, cuts bruises, abrasions, pitting) freedom from decay, and an absence of yellowing on dark green varieties.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Location: Refrigerator
Temperature: 45 to 50 F (7 to 10 C)
Relative Humidity: 95%
Approximate Storage Life: 1-2 weeks*

Ethylene Production: Low
Ethylene Sensitivity: Moderate

Storage Tips

Do not wash before storing. Place in a VeggieZips™ produce bag if desired. A HydroLiner™ is not necessary.

* Approximate storage life is an estimate of in-home storage length. Your results may vary significantly depending on how long produce is in transit or in stock at the market.