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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Harvesting and Storing Fall Produce and Fruit

This article was published originally on 9/14/2011

Harvesting vegetables at the right stage of maturity results in nutritious, high quality products. See the ISU Extension Yard & Garden Column from September 1 for details about harvesting and storing winter squash, pumpkins and gourds.
 
Similarly, apples and pears can be conveniently and economically stored at home if picked at the proper time and stored correctly. See the ISU Extension Yard & Garden column from September 8 for important keys to a long storage life for home-grown apples.