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Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables



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By Janet Bachmann and Richard Earles

Published: August 2000

Updated: August 2000

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18 pages


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Introduction

Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for improving quality and storability. Various methods for cooling fresh produce are discussed, and resources are listed for further information, equipment, and supplies.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Production Practices
Harvest Handling
Postharvest and Storage Considerations
Conclusion
References
Enclosures
Resources
Appendix I: Storage Conditions
Appendix II: The Portacooler

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