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Old 16.03.2018, 09:51
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Old 16.03.2018, 14:41
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Old 16.03.2018, 15:44
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Old 16.03.2018, 16:52
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Old 16.03.2018, 17:39
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Old 16.03.2018, 18:27
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Old 19.03.2018, 18:24
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Why do sweet potatos keep much better than "normal" ones? (the "normal" ones are probably called Irish?).

I bought sweet potatos about a month ago. The others about a week to ten days ago. I keep them in a cool cupboard and in the dark.

While the sweet potatos look like the day I bought them except maybe one sprout per potato and are also still firm and hard, the "normal" ones are all seriously shrivelled and soft and desperately trying to multiply.

What's different with the sweet potatos?
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Old 19.03.2018, 19:08
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Sweet potatoes and "regular" potatoes aren't that closely related. Sweet potatoes are root tubers, and regular potatoes are stem tubers. Google that for some fun reading.
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Old 19.03.2018, 19:11
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Sweet potatoes and "regular" potatoes aren't that closely related. Sweet potatoes are root tubers, and regular potatoes are stem tubers. Google that for some fun reading.
Which is scientist speak for "they make babies differently".
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Old 19.03.2018, 19:18
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Which is scientist speak for "they make babies differently".
Don't really want to know about their baby-making. I want to keep them from aging within days.

But 3wishes just sent me googling - not even providing the link that gets me straight to where I need to. And I'm just too tired for that now.
And let's face it: Would I have asked here if I wanted to go find out myself?
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Old 19.03.2018, 20:56
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Don't really want to know about their baby-making. I want to keep them from aging within days.

But 3wishes just sent me googling - not even providing the link that gets me straight to where I need to. And I'm just too tired for that now.
And let's face it: Would I have asked here if I wanted to go find out myself?
I find that they stay fresher longer in a salad drawer in the fridge, or take them out of their bag and lay them in a single layer in an open wooden box or basket somewhere cool and dry.
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Old 19.03.2018, 21:36
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I find that they stay fresher longer in a salad drawer in the fridge, or take them out of their bag and lay them in a single layer in an open wooden box or basket somewhere cool and dry.
That's what I did. The sweet potatos loved it, the others ....
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Old 19.03.2018, 22:28
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Don't really want to know about their baby-making. I want to keep them from aging within days.

But 3wishes just sent me googling - not even providing the link that gets me straight to where I need to. And I'm just too tired for that now.
And let's face it: Would I have asked here if I wanted to go find out myself?
Sorry, dinner was on the table and Mr Wishes was getting grumpy, so you got a really quick reply.

Digging back to grade school when we played with sprouting potatoes...

You can leave sweet potatoes out for about a month and they will usually stay in the dormant phase, i.e. not kicking off slips. Slips are the name for the little sprouty bits that sweet potatoes generate in order to make more babies. When we "grew" them in grade school we had to cut them in half and then put in water to get them to generate slips. Otherwise we'd have been waiting quite a while to get new sweet potatoes.

Stem tubers like regular potatoes have a shorter dormant phase, and are more sensitive to your average household temp and humidity. They give off sprouts when making babies. They should be kept at cooler temps than sweet potatoes but also with a bit more humidity so they don't get dehydrated and shrivel up. You want cool and dry, but not too dry. That's probably why Tobias's trick of putting in the fridge works. Some sites will tell you to use a plastic bag with holes, but I think plastic traps too much humidity and leads to mold.

We leave ours in the cellar, spread out in a box. And don't wash them until you use them.

This is a simplified article about your regular potatoes:
http://www.nutritionmyths.com/when-d...atoes-are-bad/

I've never tried this trick but you could give it a whirl:
https://www.creeklinehouse.com/the-t...rom-sprouting/

If you like peer-reviewed nerdiness, here's an article on aging of regular potato-type tubers:
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu...uild/g2269.htm

Better?
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Old 19.03.2018, 23:14
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I find that they stay fresher longer in a salad drawer in the fridge, or take them out of their bag and lay them in a single layer in an open wooden box or basket somewhere cool and dry.
I keep them in the fridge too although some people claim it encourages some of
the starch to break down into sugar so taste sweet.
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Old 19.03.2018, 23:50
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Thanks so much 3wishes, that was superbe! I had just invested my last little bit of today's energy in getting my tax-stuff together for the meeting tomorrow and came back to your comprehensive answer, including tricks. What a treat!

They do come in plastic bags with holes but as you said, they just mold in there. I shall try the apple trick and report back.
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Did you know that cultivated sweet potatoes are the first identified genetically modified crop? They contain fragments of DNA from the bacterium Agrobacterium due to potato-bacteria interactions millenia ago.

http://www.pnas.org/content/112/18/5844
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What could influence the weight-bearing strength of these clever, flat-pack stools (and table)?
http://www.vij5.nl/portfolio/strap-stool/
http://www.vij5.nl/portfolio/strap-table/
For parts and assembly, please scroll down.

Since I'm specifically interested in remaining with wood and not adding metal, and in retaining the quick to assemble feature, and flat storage, I suppose I need answers about the ways the force is distributed, to do with the angle of the legs, for example, or adding triangles or cross-beams, etc. Thanks.
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Why we can drink a drink, but not eat an eat?
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