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Harvest Maturity

  • Skin Colour
    Red: 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:   10.5

    Minimum:   4.5

    Optimum:   8.0 – 9.0 (Not for inspection purposes)

    Ripeness standards for air transport and controlled atmosphere containers:  Minimum pressure requirement may be lowered with 1 kg for inspection but not recommended.


Other Quality Requirements At Pack

  • Quality Requirements

Packaging And Cold Storage

  • Internal Packaging (Standard Loose Pack)

    Standard 2.5 kg loose pack

    Use 300 x 400 mm pulp or plastic trays.

    Place 3 mm 300 x 400 mm foam pad on top of the fruit.

    Place 300 x 400 mm white corrugated sheet (58 g) on top of foam pad.

  • Punnets
    No special requirement
  • Other Packs
  • Cold Storage

    Summertime peaches can be cold stored for 28 days, from the harvest date, at -0.5 °C. Summertime is not susceptible to woolliness and should not be preconditioned.

    For more information on handling after harvest, cooling and shipping – see generic information [PE4] and for more information on air freight see [PE10].


  • Dispensations for 2021 Season

    Dispensations for 2021 season will be shared here.

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