How long can corm vegetables - celeriac (celery root), turnips, and swedes (rutabagas) - be kept in a refrigerator? And should they be wrapped? I usually buy them wrapped in sealed plastic. If aiming to store them for as long as possible, should I leave it on, replace it with cloth or greaseproof paper, or perhaps store the vegetables unwrapped?

  • As they're root vegetables, I assume your would treat them like carrots : cooking.stackexchange.com/q/15517/67 . cooking.stackexchange.com/q/46168/67
    – Joe
    May 1, 2020 at 16:01
  • They're almost but not quite root vegetables. I find they can easily outlast carrots and parsnips in the fridge.
    – user68238
    May 19, 2020 at 7:32
  • You use the term corned. That term has a very specific culinary meaning. It means pickling and the addition of pickling spice. Without the spice it is just pickling. Do you mean pickling by any chance?
    – Neil Meyer
    Nov 7, 2021 at 17:05

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how long is long ?

They are fine for couple of weeks if stored in a cool place with good amount of humidity.

"These are dependent on ideal storage conditions of 32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 95-percent humidity."

  • "How long is long?" I have changed "If aiming to store them for a long time" to "If aiming to store them for as long as possible".
    – user68238
    May 1, 2020 at 13:38

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