Russ Parsons, food and wine columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), says never refrigerate these fruits and vegetables:

  • Bananas
  • Basil
  • Underripe stone fruit like peaches and nectarines
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Onions - except sweet onions like Vidalia, Maui and Walla Walla
  • Garlic