Storage of peaches/plums – Karragullen 6111 WA Australia March 2017

Peaches stored with AiroFresh®, see the photograph of melting type peaches that had been stored with AiroFresh®. The fruit was after 6 weeks old and still in edible condition, which is amazing. Also, the Mariposa plums which normally go soft very quickly, those held under AiroFresh® and again after 6 weeks were still in a saleable condition.

During a visit to Karragullen, the owner there informed me that he has observed a significant difference between Queen Garnet plums air stored that was very soft compared to those stored with AiroFresh®.

We have some tests being done to evaluate Tegan Blue plums that have been treated with 1-MCP against the ones treated with AiroFresh®.