The Importance of Lemon Quality Control & Ripeness Testing
While you might not grab a lemon as a juicy snack, they are one of the most common fruits for cooking and baking, including the zest and even the leaves – often used to make tea. Lemon oil is also used in aromatherapy!
Optimizing lemon quality control and ripeness testing has an impact on the whole value chain, from growers and pickers, to warehouses, marketing companies, wholesalers, online marketplaces, retailers, and consumers. If you can successfully optimize the way that you approach quality control for lemons at each stage, whether that’s growing and harvesting, or shipping and storing, you can reduce waste, and also increase your profit and the productivity of your workers.
That’s exactly what we’re doing at Clarifruit, by introducing a streamlined lemon quality standard for all stakeholders, using the Clarifruit platform which is based on AI and analytics.
Common Defects when Growing & Harvesting Lemons
The following lemon defects are the ones that are most likely to affect lemon quality across the supply chain:
Common Quality Attributes for Growing and Harvesting Lemons
The following internal and external lemon 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 lemon attributes. Learn more here.