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. 


   There are a number of varieties of persimmon that are
   astringent that require the removal of astringency (bitterness)
   before eating. Non astringent varieties lose their astringency
   at maturity while the fruit is still firm and can be eaten crisp like
   an apple. The most popular non astringent variety is Fuyu.
   Fruit is normally harvested when well developed, firm and with
   the characteristic color for the variety. Harvesting usually
   extends over a number of weeks allowing up to five picks to
   ensure optimum maturity. Persimmons are graded according to
   size and quality and care should be taken to avoid bruising
   during grading. Fruit is sensitive to ethylene gas that will
   accelerate ripening and reduce shelf life.

   Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
   -1ºC (30ºF) and 90% relative humidity.

   Packaging Method:
   Fruit is normally packed into cardboard trays with plastic inserts for individual pieces of fruit. These can be in two
   layers. We recommend that PEAKfresh bubble film be used to cover the fruit in single layer and with a separate
   sheet between two layer. Where fruit is packed loose, PEAKfresh carton liners can be used with the top folded
   closed. Good quality fruit can be stored up to 3-4 months. The fruit will sustain chill damage at temperatures of
   -2ºC (28ºF) and should be packed dry.
   Storage Temperatures:
   -1ºC (30ºF) and 90% 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.