The Importance of Peach & Nectarine Quality Control
Did you know that the only difference between peaches and nectarines is one gene? This gene is responsible for making peaches fuzzy on the outside and nectarines smooth. Apart from that, the fruits are identical!
Optimizing peach quality control and nectarine evaluation is essential for everyone who has skin in the game (no pun intended) – from growers and pickers, to warehouses, retailers, and anyone else in the fresh produce value chain. By creating a consistent process for peach and nectarine quality control, organizations can optimize profits, avoid price renegotiations, and take the subjectivity out of quality control decisions.
Common Peach and Nectarine Defects
The following defects are the ones that are most likely to affect peach and nectarine quality across the supply chain:
Common Attributes for Nectarine and Peach Quality Control
The following internal and external nectarine and peach attributes are commonly used for quality evaluation:
Peach/Nectarine Growing Seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Scroll left to see the growing seasons table