Tomatoes are harvested at two intervals. Mature green and colored red ripe. Mature green tomatoes will slowly ripen, when stored in PEAKfresh bags at between 18º-20ºC (66º-70ºF) with 90% humidity. Green tomatoes must not be stored below 13ºC (54ºF).
Ripe tomatoes can be stored in small quantities in individual sealed PEAKfresh bags or in a carton liner for boxes up to 10kg. Packaging in excess of 10kg should use PEAKfresh sheet in the top and bottom of the box with box air holes remaining open.
Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
Mature Green Tomatoes – l3ºC (54ºF) and 90 – 95% humidity
Red Ripe Tomatoes – 7ºC (44ºF) and 90 – 95% humidity
As above, ensuring that fruit is pre-cooled and has no seen surface damage.
Green tomatoes can be stored 2-4 weeks and 7 days for red ripe tomatoes.
Mature green- not below l3ºC (54ºF) and 90 – 95% humidity
Red Ripe – not below 7ºC (44ºF) and 90 -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.