Packing sweet cherries to reduce tmnsit injury
AuthorsF. G. Mitchell
W. C. Micke
F. P. Guerrero
Authors AffiliationsF. 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.
Hilgardia 21(8):6-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n08p6. August 1967.
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.
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