UMass Extension Vegetable Program

Post-Harvest and Storage Resources

General Resources

USDA Agriculture Handbook 66: The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks. An excellent resource for storage of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Harvest, curing and storage conditions for fall and winter vegetables. Compiled by UMass Extension for New England diversified vegetable farms.

Vegetable Harvest and Storage. University of Missouri Extension fact sheet (#g6226). 

Harvesting and Storing Vegetables. University of Iowa Extension fact sheet for home gardeners by Richard Jauron (#PM-731).

Winter Growing Research Results. Summary of NOFA-VT on-farm research. Eight farmers completed research projects on winter growing and storage in the winter of 2009-2010.

Storage Engineering

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture – Winter Crop Storage Resources, February 2010


Vegetable Notes Articles



VegNotes - Garlic Harvest, Curing and Storage

VegNotes - Onion Harvest and Storage

VegNotes - Storage Diseases of Onion and Garlic


Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

VegNotes - Potato Harvest and Storage

VegNotes - Sweet Potato Harvest and Storage


Pumpkin and Squash

VegNotes - Pumpkin and Winter Squash Harvest and Storage