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Importance of Managing Humidity and Temperature from Harvest to Packinghouse

Importance of Managing Humidity and Temperature from Harvest to Packinghouse

Dr. Peter M.A. Toivonen

Número de Páginas : 14

The time from harvest to delivery of fruits and vegetables to the packing facility can be the most critical in determining potential quality at the market place. While focus is placed on cooling or keeping the fruit or vegetable cool, often little thought is placed on the importance of relative humidity.

Temperature and relative humidity are of equal importance, particularly for prevention of water loss. The results have been consistent in that quality can be best maintained only if both humidity and temperature are managed together and this has be found important for fruits or vegetables that would be sold as fresh or for processing.

The discussion will focus on experience with sweet cherries.

Stem browning was one of the most important marketing issues over a decade ago for sweet cherries. The stems of cherries are long and thin, having a high surface area to volume ratio. This means that the stems are much more susceptible to water loss than the fruit which have a low surface area to volume ratio – i.e. the fruit ...

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