How to Store Cabbage
Last updated on September 27, 2011
Harvesting fresh cabbage from the garden is an exciting time, but it is important that you store it correctly. Here’s how to store cabbage to ensure that it retains maximum freshness and quality for as long as possible.
Wrap the cabbage in plastic to reduce the air flow around the vegetable. If the cabbage is wrapped well and stored in a cool, dry place it will last a long time.
Cabbage should always be stored in the fridge because refrigeration slows the respiration rate. The best temperature is between 41 degrees and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. If possible, keep the cabbage in the crisper of the fridge in order to maintain the highest level of freshness.
Note: Late harvest cabbage may be stored in a cool cellar, but be sure to only store heads that are free of disease. If you try to store heads that are starting to decay, they may harm the other produce in the cellar.