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Ruby Sun

Ruby Sun

Harvest Maturity

  • Skin Colour

    No specification.

  • Total Soluble Solids (TSS%)

    Minimum 10.0

  • Flesh Firmness

    Maximum:   9.0


    Minimum:   5.0

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

    No special requirement.

  • Other Packs

    Refer to stone fruit industry packaging guidelines Pome Stone Handling Protocols

  • Cold Storage

    Fruit harvested at firmness between 5kg and 9kg can be stored for 6 weeks at DT (PD-7) regimes and can also be stored at -0,5oC for period of 5 weeks.

    • Shrivelling has been detected as a minor problem, especially in warmer climates and on sandy soils
    • Recommended to pack all fruit in perforated grape bags (54x2mm) in a standard plum carton (5,25kg).

    For Generic Information on handling after harvest, cooling, shipping and shipping regimes [PL4]

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