PEAKfresh® USA
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​PEAKfresh is modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) made specifically for fruit and vegetables as well

as cut flowers and plants. With a natural mineral embedded in our products, we are able to modify the
composition of the air surrounding the packaged item in order to extend the initial fresh state of the
product. PEAKfresh has long been used by growers, shippers and retail chains to preserve the
freshness of produce during transit and storage. Most recently, NASA began using PEAKfresh to

extend the life of produce sent to and consumed by the astronauts at the International Space Station. 


   Cucumber is harvested as an unripe fruit and is very delicate. 
   Care should be taken when harvesting to avoid skin damage
   and bruising. Cucumbers are very sensitive to chill damage and
   following harvest their temperature should be reduced slowly over
   a 24 to 48 hour period to around 10ºC (50ºF). Chill injury will occur
   at temperatures below 7ºC (42ºF). Shrink wrapping cucumbers in
   polyethylene is a very affective packaging method. Cucumbers wilt
   very quickly and become soft and shriveled and must be maintained
   in a high humidity environment. Cucumbers should not be stored
   anywhere near apples, pears or other ambient sources of ethylene

   Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
   Cucumbers should be slowly cooled over 24 to 48 hours down to
   around 10ºC (50ºF). Do not chill below 7ºC (42ºF) as chilling
   damage will result. 95% humidity

   Packaging Method:
   Good quality cucumbers (including Lebanese cucumbers) can be stored in unsealed PEAKfresh carton liners up to a
   maximum 5 kg weight. Cucumbers can be stored at domestic level in individual PEAKfresh bags that are sealed. It is
   very important that the temperature following packaging be around 10ºC (50ºF) with good ventilation. We recommend
   that cucumbers stored in PEAKfresh will need to be examined after 14 days following packaging. Avoid storage near
   apples, pears or other sources of ethylene gas.
   Storage Temperatures:
   10ºC (50ºF) NOT below 7ºC (42ºF) 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.