How are we doing?
Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter
Follow us on Pinterst Visit the ATTRA Youtube Channel

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

Master Publication List

Education

Energy Alternatives

Beginning Farmer

Field Crops

Horticultural Crops

Livestock & Pasture

Local Food Systems

Marketing, Business & Risk Management

Organic Farming

Pest Management

Soils & Compost

Water Management

Other Resources

Home Page


Contribute to NCAT



Newsletter icon Newsletters

Newsletter sign up button

· Privacy Policy
· Newsletter Archives




RSS Icon XML Feeds

RSS 2.0: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunties
Atom: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunties


NCAT strives to make our information available to everyone who needs it. If you are a limited-access or low-income farmer and find that one of our publications is just not in your budget, please call 800-346-9140.
Default Font Size Increase Font Size Increase Font Size
Home  >  Horticultural Crops  >   Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables (Summary)

Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables


postharvest.png

 

Digital Price:

 Free

Print Price

 $3.00

By Janet Bachmann and Richard Earles

Published August 2000

Updated August 2000

© NCAT

IP116

18 pages


Download PDF

or

View HTML

or

Add Print Copy to Cart


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

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

Back to top

This page was last updated on: August 5, 2013