The Importance of Cherry Quality Control & Ripeness Testing
You might not know it to look at them, but cherries are actually related to plums, peaches and nectarines. They also belong to the rose family – believe it or not!
Optimizing cherry quality control and ripeness testing has become an essential task for anyone across the value chain in the fresh produce industry – from growers and pickers, to warehouses, marketing companies, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. Without improving the method of growing and harvesting cherries, we are inviting waste and standing in the way of increased productivity, profit, and control.
Luckily, cherry evaluation just got a whole lot easier, with a cherry testing tool for a streamlined cherry standard across the board, using big data and analytics via the Clarifruit platform.
Common Defects when Growing & Harvesting Cherries
The following cherry defects are the ones that are most likely to affect cherry quality across the supply chain:
Common Cherry Attributes for Growing and Harvesting Cherries
The following internal and external cherries attributes are commonly used for quality evaluation:
For the full list of attributes that the Clarifruit platform currently evaluates and recommended quality standards for each, download our free app now.
The Clarifruit platform also integrates with 3rd-party technology to evaluate external tomato attributes. Learn more here.
Cherry Growing Seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
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