Posts Tagged: Quality Control

Overview of Tools That Help Determine the Quality of Fresh Produce

The bar is set high when it comes to the quality of fresh produce and continues to be gradually lifted. Pre-harvest: Measuring Brix and Firmness Quality testing starts before the produce is even harvested. By measuring Brix and fruit firmness, fruit maturity can be determined, indicating when the fruit is ready to be harvested. Digital… Read more »

Ethylene Application for Greenhouse Tomatoes

Ethylene is a natural plant hormone, so let it assist in harvesting your last pick! For many, ethylene is solely linked to the ability to initiate ripening of traditional fruits, like bananas, in 20-40 pallet pressurized ripening rooms. However, ethylene has a multitude of uses including the ripening and degreening of organics, tropical fruits, field-grown… Read more »

How Quality Control for Bananas Begins at the Warehouse

One of the most important steps in any fruit ripening process starts at the very beginning: receiving the fruit as it comes into the warehouse or distribution center. At times it may seem unimportant or easy to overlook, but when this quality control procedure is disregarded, damaged fruit can go unaccounted for and often lead… Read more »