PLEASE NOTE: We only deliver to HX, OL14-15 and BD13-22 postcodes.

How to store sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable that can be stored in a variety of ways to ensure they stay fresh and flavourful. Here are a few tips on how to store sweet potatoes properly:

  1. Keep it cool: Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place with a temperature between 13-15C (55-60F) and high humidity.

  2. Avoid direct sunlight: Sweet potatoes should be stored away from direct sunlight, as it can cause them to sprout and rot.

  3. Refrigeration: Sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated as the cold temperature can cause them to become hard and dry.

  4. Do not wash: Sweet potatoes should not be washed before storing as the added moisture can cause them to spoil more quickly.

  5. Avoid Ethylene: Sweet potatoes should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables, such as apples, bananas, and tomatoes, as the ethylene gas can cause them to ripen or spoil faster.

  6. Check for freshness: Before storing, make sure the sweet potatoes are fresh, if there are any signs of mould, softness, or overripe, discard it.

By following these tips, you can help your sweet potatoes stay fresh and flavourful for as long as possible. Remember that sweet potatoes are a root vegetable, so it's best to use them as soon as possible after you buy them or pick them.

When they're in season you can buy sweet potatoes online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).