Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Custard Apples are a delicate tropical fruit and are easily damaged if handled incorrectly.

Fruit HandlingYou can get a greater return if the following points are observed.

  1. Do not store green fruit under 8°C
  2. Store at 8°C to 12°C for up to 5 days only, longer than this and chill injury occurs.
  3. Fruit will not ripen under 14°C.
    Extended periods at this temp will lead to chill injury.
  4. During Winter store fruit in a warm area and cover to hold in their own warmth.
  5. Best temperature range for ripening is 18° to 24°C.
  6. Shelf life is short so buy small quantities more frequently.
  7. Avoid small (under 300g) and dark green (immature) fruit.

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