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They always get wilted in the crisper pretty quickly. Is there a better way to store them?

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+1: great question. We used to have the same problem –  Dinah Sep 4 '10 at 3:51

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Stilltasty recommends that you wrap the scallions (or green onions) in plastic wrap, and that site also says they'll last 7-10 days that way.

I actually wrap them in a damp paper towel and then in plastic wrap. I keep this little packet in the crisper drawer. I've kept them about 2 weeks this way.

Either way, each time you open the packet you should check for damaged parts and discard them.

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I always stand them upright in a narrow glass, with a little water in the bottom. I the keep the glass either on the top shelf or the door of the refrigerator.

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Do you cut the bunch in half so they would fit vertically? –  milesmeow Sep 5 '10 at 3:34

I was born in 1931. From when I was a little girl I remember scallions being stored standing upright in a glass of water. We didn't even have a refrigerator then. Now I keep them in the water in the fridge. Works better than the grocery's plastic bag in the crisper drawer.

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