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August Red
August Red.

August Red

Harvest Maturity

  • Skin Colour
    No minimum for inspection. Supermarkets may have specific requirements. Check with exporter.
  • Total Soluble Solids (TSS%)
    No minimum for inspection Note: Supermarkets may have specific requirements. Check with exporter.
  • Flesh Firmness

    Maximum : 11.3
    If the nectarine is fully developed, swelled out and mature with a minimum average TSS content of at least 12%, the average maximum pressure per fruit shall not exceed 13.6 kg.
    Minimum: 4.5
    Suggested minimum: 6.0 (Not for inspection purposes)

    [NE1]

  • Note

    Normally August Red nectarines will be in the required firmness range as soon as the background colour turns from green to yellow. Although skin colour is not one of the inspection parameters it is suggested to use background colour as one of the maturity indicators.

  • Harvesting

    Generic information  [NE2]

Other Quality Requirements At Pack

  • Quality Requirements

Packaging And Cold Storage

  • Internal Packaging (Standard Loose Pack)

    Standard 2.5 kg loose pack

    • Place shrivel sheet into carton with ends extending over the sides of the carton. A shrivel sheet of 400 mm x 800 mm with 48 perforations of 6mm in diameter is suggested. Shrivel sheets of different dimensions can be used but must overlap after folding over the fruit from both sides.
    • Place 300 x 400 mm pulp or plastic trays on top of shrivel sheet on bottom of carton.
    • After packing fruit on trays fold shrivel sheet over fruit from both sides. The intention is to wrap the shrivel sheet around the fruit.
    • Place 300 x 400 mm white corrugated sheet (58 g) on top of shrivel sheet.

    Standard 5 kg double layer loose pack

    • Pack as above but put a 3 mm 300 x 400 mm foam pad on top of the fruit on bottom layer before placing the second tray into the carton.
  • Punnets
    No special requirement
  • Other Packs
    August Red is a firm melting cultivar that is best consumed firm. Ripening after arrival in the market place is not recommended as fruit may become soft, overripe and woolly around the stone while the outer mesocarp remains firm. The cultivar should therefore be consumed firm.
  • Cold Storage
    • August Red is a firm melting cultivar that is best consumed firm. Ripening after arrival in the market place is not recommended as fruit may become soft, overripe and woolly around the stone while the outer mesocarp remains firm. The cultivar should therefore be consumed firm.
      August Red nectarines can be cold stored for up to 35 days, from the harvest date, at -0.5 °C. August Red nectarines are susceptible to woolliness but do not react favourably to pre-conditioning. However, the cultivar stores well under controlled atmosphere. Good results were obtained with an atmosphere of 2% O2 and 5% CO2 in shipping containers.  Bear in mind that flesh firmness will not be affected with this atmosphere regime but woolliness should be reduced.
    • For more information on handling after harvest, cooling and shipping – see generic information [NE4] and for more information on air freight see [NE10].

Dispensations

  • Dispensations for 2021 Season

    Dispensations for 2021 season will be shared here.

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