Posted: 17/08/2015 at 11:03
Leave it wherever it's warmest, Joe. A kitchen bench - out of the way, so it doesn't get in the way - is good. The kitchen is usually the warmest room in the house for obvious reasons. Or if you have a cupboard with a boiler in it, put it there. Light is immaterial. It's usually best to rest it on its shoulders to minimise bruising (the equivalent of bed sores, if you like) but keep an eye on it for that reason. Keep an eye on it, rotate it occasionally.
Splitting of this kind is usually caused by a sudden excess of moisture, the excess moisture swelling the fruit, the skin unprepared for the sudden stretch. Sudden heavy rain can cause it.