*KEEP POTATOES FROM SPROUTING!!!* Kelly Bagnasco with Marian Smith Peek *KEEP POTATOES FROM SPROUTING!!!* Do you hate those ugly sprouts that form on your potatoes after just a couple of weeks? It turns out an apple a day just does only keep the Dr. away but will also keep those sprouts away and also help the potatoes last longer. The apples and potatoes storage tip has also been proven by America’s Test Kitchen. In their experiment, potatoes stored with an apple stayed firm and sprout-free even after eight weeks, compared to potatoes stored without an apple; they turned out “largely soft, shriveled, and sad looking.” So add an apple and save your potatoes. Remove potatoes from packaging and place in a plastic bin and add and an apple.