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Ruby Red
Ruby Red.

Ruby Red

Harvest Maturity

  • Skin Colour

    Not applicable

  • Total Soluble Solids (TSS%)

    Minimum 12.0

  • Flesh Firmness

    Maximum :   8.5

    Minimum :   6.0 (Air freight 1.5 lower than minimum)

    Optimum :   7.0 (Not for inspection purposes)

    Note: Maximum flesh firmness may increase with 0.5 kg for each 1% increase  in the minimum  TSS.

  • Harvesting

    Generic information [PL2]

Other Quality Requirements At Pack

  • Quality Requirements

Packaging And Cold Storage

  • Internal Packaging (Standard Loose Pack)

    Standard 5 kg loose pack

    Use 300 x 400 mm pulp or plastic trays.

    Use 300 x 400 mm paper inter-sheet  between plums and top tray.

    Use 500 x 800 mm plum HDPE 18 -20 micron shrivel sheet with 48 x 6 mm perforations. Place shrivel sheet in carton and fold over plums from both sides.

    Use 300 x 400 mm white corrugated sheet (58 g) on top of the folded shrivel sheet.

  • Punnets

    Use 500 x 800 mm plum HDPE 18 -20 micron shrivel sheet with 48 x 6 mm perforations for jumble packed fruit. Place shrivel sheet in carton and fold over plums from both sides. For generic information on shrivel see [PL 10].

  • Other Packs

    Refer to stone fruit industry packaging guidelines Pome Stone Handling Protocols

  • Cold Storage
    • The default temperature regime for Ruby Red plums is PD7. Harvest maturity, market and skin colour must be taken into consideration when selecting the shipping regime. For fruit riper than optimum a PD5 can be considered.
    • The maximum recommended cold storage period for Ruby Red plums in the standard loose pack is 35 days from the harvest date.

Dispensations

  • Dispensations for 2021 Season

    Dispensations for 2021 season will be shared here.

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