Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
0ºC (32ºF) and Relative humidity 90 to 95%.
Pears are producers of ethylene gas and suffer from moisture loss very quickly. Pears should be carefully handled following harvest and wherever possible hydro cooled with water to remove field heat. After pears have been dipped, they should be thoroughly dry before packaging. Pears destined for controlled atmosphere storage can be stored dry in bulk bins lined with a PEAKfresh bin liner. Pears that are destined to be packed for short term cool room storage prior to market should be packed in a 25 micron PEAKfresh carton liner that is folded closed prior to sealing of the box. This method of packaging provides for a buildup of naturally produced carbon dioxide that is conducive to maintaining good storage conditions.
0ºC (32ºF) temperature and 90% to 95% humidity.
Important Please Read
All recommendations for the use of PEAKfresh products are given in good faith and based on proven field experience. Packaging method storage temperatures and humidity levels, transit and destination conditions are factors likely to affect the performance of PEAKfresh products and no liability for indirect or consequential damage can be accepted. We recommend that PEAKfresh products be trialed under local conditions before introduction to large scale commercial applications.