Root Cellaring

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Good Keepers

Beets
Detroit Dark Red
Hybrid Red Cross (Farmer)
Long Season - favourite keeper beet; huge and rough-looking but very tender
Lutz Green Leaf
Perfected Detroit (Gurney)
 
Broccoli
Green Comet (hybrid)
Waltham 29
 
Brussel Sprouts
Green Pearl (Stokes)
Jade Cross
Long island improved
Silverstar (Cook’s Garden)
Valiant (vesey’s)
 
Cabbage
April Green (Stokes)
Avalon (Stokes)
Custodian (Johnny’s)
Danish Ballhead
January King (Thompson and Morgan)
Krautman (Pinetree) - good for sauerkraut
Mammoth Red Rock (Hart)
Penn State Ballheade
Premium Flat Dutch
Savoy Langedijker Winterkeeper (William Dam)
 
Carrots
Chantenay
Danvers
Flakkee (Seeds Blum) also called Autumn King
Gold Pak (Henry Field)
Ingot (Johnny’s)
Spartan Bonus Hybrid
 
Cauliflower
Andes (Johnny’s)
Veitch Autum Gian (Abundant Life)
 
Celery
Fordhook
Giant Pascal
Utah
 
Kale
Dwarf Blue Curled Vates
Dwarf Siberian
Green Curled Scotch
Westland Winter (Pinetree)
Winter bor (Johnny’s)
 
Kohlrabi
Grand Duke (Pinetree)
White Vienna (Cook’s Garden)
 
Leeks
American Flag (Pinetree)
Carina (Shepherd’s)
Elephant
Musselburgh
Nebraska (Johnny’s)
 
Onions
Burpee Yellow Globe Hybrid
Copra (Stokes, Johnny’s)
Ebenezer (Nichols)
Golden Cascade (Nichols)
Marathon Hybrid (Jung)
Norstar (Vesey’s)
Rip Van Winkle (Gurney)
Southport Red Globe (Gurney, Jung)
Southport Yellow Globe (Farmer)
Sweet Sandwich (Burpee, Johnny’s)
Yellow Globe Danvers
 
Parnsips
All-America
Harris’ Model
Hollow Crown
Offenham
 
Potatoes, White
Burbank - best in light soil
Katahdin
Kennebec
Norgold Russet
Red la Soda (Ronniger’s)
Sebago 
Superior (Jung)
Yukon Gold (Ronniger’s, Seeds Blum)
Cascade and Norchip are POOR keepers
 
Radishes
China Rose
Chinese White or Celestial
Muyashige (Johnny’s)
Round Black Spanish
Sakurajima (Nichols)
Shogin (Nichols)
Tokinashi (Pinetree)
 
Rutabaga
Altasweet (Stokes) - good flavour
Laurentian
Macomber
Purple-Top
 
Squash
Acorn
Blue Hubbard
Buttercup
Butternut
Chestnut (Johnny’s)
Delicata or Sweet Potato (Stokes)
Gold Nugget
Melon Squash
Sweet Meat
Vegetable Spaghetti
Warted Green Hubbard
Wyoming Crookneck
 
Tomatoes
Burpee’s Long Keeper
Egg Tomato (Gleckler’s)
Moon Glow (Gleckler’s)
 
Turnips
Des Vertus Marteau (Epicure, Cook’s Garden) delicious flavour
Just Right (Harris)
Purple Top White Globe
 
Watermelon
Winter Melon also known as Christmas Melon