Difference between revisions of "Avocados"

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| South America                      = January - April
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==Harvesting and handling==

Revision as of 20:20, 22 February 2011

Infobox on Avocados
Example of Avocados
Freshness facts
Optimum carrying temperature 4,0°C to 4,5°C (Booth 1, Lula) 5,5°C (Ettinger) 5,0°C to 8,0°C (Fuerte/Hass) 10,0°C to 13°C (Fuchs, Pollock, Waldin)
Highest freezing point -0,9°C/-1,6°C
Acceptable product temp. at loading into containers Max. 2°C above carrying temperature
Optimum humidity 85 to 90%
Ventilation setting for containers 60 m³/hr
Storage life 4 to 8 weeks (Booth 1, Lula), 2 to 3 weeks (Ettinger, Fuerte, Hass), 2 weeks (Fuchs, Pollock, Waldin)
Climacteric / non-climacteric Climacteric
Ethylene production High
Ethylene sensitivity High
Modified / controlled atmosphere 3%-10% CO2; 2%-5% O2
Potential benefits Moderate


Harvesting and handling