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Pumpkin Storage and Handling

  • Optimal temperature for pumpkins is 50-55. Keep in cool, dry place
  • Do not store on concrete floor
  • Do not sotre pumpkins next to appleas as the ethylene gas releaseed by apples speeds up the ripening process and can cut the shelf life of the pumpkin
  • Pumpkins can gennerally withstand two days at 28 degrees before they begin to softe

Tips on preserving your carved Jack-O-Lantern

  • Clean your pumpkin, remove dirt using a damp cloth
  • Make a bleach solution of 1 T bleach per quart of water and put it in a spray bottle
  • Spray the pumpkin inside and all cut areas of the pumpkin
  • Allow 20 minutes for the bleach spray to dry
  • Rub all of the carved or cut surfaces with petroleum jelly
  • Wipe excess petroleum jelly off with a paper towel
  • Keep the pumpkin out of direct sunlight and keep it cool without allowing it to freeze

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