Climate Chart for Root Cellar Produce Don’t freeze your farm fresh veggies! Follow these optimal climate conditions for produce. (Find out: What is a root cellar?
|Cold/very moist||32-40 degrees||90–95%||Carrots, beets, celery, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, rutabagas, turnips, collards, leeks, broccoli and Jerusalem artichokes|
|Cold and moist||32-40 degrees||80–90%||Potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, apples, grapes, oranges, pears, endive and grapefruit|
|Cool/fairly moist||40-45 degrees||85–90%||Cucumbers, sweet peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon, eggplant, ripe tomatoes and cheese|
|Cool and dry||35-40 degrees||60–70%||Garlic, onions, beans, canned foods, grains nuts, smoked fish and meat|
|Fairly warm/dry||50-60 degrees||60–70%||Dry hot peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes and green tomatoes|