BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Honeydew melons ripening tips

    Honeydew melons ripening tips

    The maturity of honeydew melons at time of harvest is critical to the eating quality, as the sugar content of honeydew does not significantly increase after harvest. Conditioning or ripening these melons with ethylene will not make them sweeter; however there are benefits to ethylene exposure, including improved aroma, color and softening. The degree of maturity will indicate whether the melon should be exposed to ethylene. Melons which are fully mature at harvest (with white surfaces, hard to springy blossom ends, skin with very little wax or fuzz) should not be treated with ethylene if they… Read more

  • Plum ripening tips

    Plum ripening tips

    In general plums harvested at a mature stage will ripen properly without an eternal ethylene application. Ethylene application to fruit harvested at a lower, minimum maturity will help to ripen the fruit more uniformly without speeding up the rate of ripening. Also, there are some slow ripening cultivars that require an external application of ethylene for even ripening. For full details, please see the information below on the University of California / Davis. Apply 100 ppm ethylene at 68°F (20°C) for a minimum of 24 hours. Actual time of exposure to ethylene is determined by the maturity… Read more

  • Nectarine and peaches ripening tips

    Nectarine and peaches ripening tips

    In general nectarines & peaches harvested at a mature stage will ripen properly without an eternal ethylene application. Ethylene application to fruit harvested at a lower, minimum maturity will help to ripen the fruit more uniformly but without speeding up the rate of ripening. Apply 100 ppm ethylene 68°F (20°C) for a minimum of 24 hours (actual time of exposure to ethylene is determined by the maturity of the fruit; a decrease in fruit firmness indicates that the fruit is producing ethylene and the external ethylene source is no longer needed). Read more

  • Organic Fruit Ripening

    Organic Fruit Ripening

    Ethylene and Ethy-Gen II Concentrate are allowed for use in ripening and degreening of organic fruit. The regulations and fruits allowed vary by country. United States: The United States’ National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) allows for the use of ethylene as noted in this document. Rule 205.605(b) indicates that ethylene is allowed for postharvest ripening of tropical fruit and degreening of citrus. Read more

  • Catalytic Generators at Fruit Logistica

    Catalytic Generators at Fruit Logistica

    CATALYTIC GENERATORS will be visiting this year's FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin. With an amazing attendance of over 3,000 exhibitors and 76,000 visitors, this gathering of Fresh Produce professionals is a great place to meet and talk about the postharvest application of ethylene for fruit ripening. The President / CEO of Catalytic Generators, Greg Akins, will be attending the 7th and 8th of February. If you would like to schedule a meeting with him, contact Greg by either email or mobile: Read more

  • Avocados ripening tips

    Avocados ripening tips

    Early season avocados may take longer to ripen than middle to late season ones. Mature green avocados should be shipped at 41-51°F (5 to 10.5°C, pulp temperature). Before ripening begins, the fruit pulp temperature should be raised to 65-68°F (18-20°C). If not using pressurized ripening rooms, air stack the boxes (at least 2″ between boxes) to have proper air circulation. Leave 1½ feet between walls and pallets and at least 6 inches between pallets. Read more

  • Catalytic Generators and sister company QA Supplies attending PMA Fresh Summit

    Catalytic Generators and sister company QA Supplies attending PMA Fresh Summit

    For the 36th year in a row, Catalytic Generators and sister company QA Supplies will exhibit at the PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans on 20-21 October. The companies notice that attendees come with fresh produce postharvest needs in mind, so they will have solutions to solve ethylene and other postharvest monitoring needs quickly. Catalytic Generators will be displaying their line of ethylene application systems and QA Supplies’ line of testing instrumentation, such as Bluetooth thermometers, fruit firmness testers, refractometers and more. Plus, QA Supplies employees will be… Read more

  • Catalytic Generators Australia to sponsor Banana Congress 2017

    Catalytic Generators Australia to sponsor Banana Congress 2017

    The Australian Banana Congress is set for 22-24 June in Sydney, and CATALYTIC GENERATORS AUSTRALIA is partnering with the event as an official sponsor. “We are honored to help support this fantastic event,” said Catalytic Generators Australia’s Owner & Sales Manager Leigh Cummin. “The Banana Congress is a great opportunity for us to join together with industry leaders and show how we are changing the way Australia ripens bananas.” “We offer Australian fresh produce companies a safer and easier alternative to traditional, compressed ethylene. Catalytic Generators already has… Read more

  • Preconditioning & ripening tips for Kiwi fruit

    Preconditioning & ripening tips for Kiwi fruit

    This protocol will deal specifically with preconditioning at shipping point. Kiwifruit ripening is triggered by an ethylene treatment but ripening changes are slowed down by decreasing the fruit temperature. As the fruit warms up at the warehouse/retailer stores, ripening will continue. Read more

  • Pears ripening tips

    Pears ripening tips

    “Conditioning” of Anjou Pears for the Packinghouse level or “Ripening” for the Distribution Center or Wholesale Market level Read more