The following information on cold storage and freezing temperatures comes from Five Acres and Independence by M. G. Kains. Five Acres and Independence is also available to purchase in print.
Cold Storage and Freeing Temperatures
The best temperatures for the storage of any product depend somewhat upon its condition when stored, length of time to be stored, condition of air circulation, and humidity in the storage room, etc., but the temperatures given in the following table for the various products and articles named are bound to be about the average of the best present practice in cold storage work:
Cold Storage and Freezing Temperatures for Various Products
When a product, particularly a perishable one, is stored or frozen under artificial refrigeration much depends upon its condition when stored, the humidity of the storage room, the air circulation and the length of time to be stored, but most of all upon the temperature. This naturally varies widely with the product. The temperatures given in Table 22 have been found to be about the average of the best practice in cold storages throughout the country.