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Ultra-low temperature shipping and cold chain management of 'fuerte' avocados (Persea americana Mill.) grown in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
‘Fuerte’ makes up 25% of the avocados exported from South Africa to European markets and requires shipping periods of up to 28 days and a correctly managed cold chain. A temperature of 5.5°C and expensive CA and 1-MCP ...
Enhancement of 'Hass' avocado shelf life using ultra-low temperature shipping or 1-MCP treatment and cold chain management.
Avocados are becoming an increasingly important crop in South Africa, where the main producing areas include Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. The South African avocado industry faces considerable challenges ...
Some aspects of cold storage of 'Fuerte' avocados (Persea americana Mill.) grown in the Natal midlands.
The South African avocado industry is largely export orientated and export by sea to European markets necessitates cold storage for up to 4 weeks at temperatures around 5.5°C. Avocado fruit is subject to chilling injury ...