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Packing sweet cherries to reduce tmnsit injury


F. G. Mitchell
W. C. Micke
F. P. Guerrero
Gene Mayer

Authors Affiliations

F. G. Mitchell is Extension Pomologist, Marketing, University of California, Davis; W. C. Micke is Extension Pomology Technologist, University of California, Davis; F. P. Guerrero is Assistant Specialist in Pomology, University of California, Davis; Gene Mayer is Laboratory Technician, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(8):6-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n08p6. August 1967.

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Modifications in the present “loose-pack” method of packing cherries show promise of improving the arrival condition of the fruit. Use of the recently developed “tight-fill pack” resulted in a reduction in fruit deterioration in both laboratory and transit tests. Cherries showed less transit injury when shipped in corrugated containers than in wooden containers; however, the use of corrugated containers for rail transit would require the development of new methods of temperature management. Results of container-design studies suggest that sweet cherries could be packed to a depth of six inches without damaging the fruit.

Mitchell F, Micke W, Guerrero F, Mayer G. 1967. Packing sweet cherries to reduce tmnsit injury. Hilgardia 21(8):6-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n08p6
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