How to Improve Native Plum Fruit Quality Control
How much do you know about the nutritional qualities of native plums? Low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, and known for fragrant flowers, you can get plums in all shades, from yellow to red and from green to pink and purple. Plums are grown on every continent except for Antarctica! Usually, plum fruit season is between late June to September, and growing plum trees will require well-drained soil and lots of direct sunlight – at least 6-8 hours every day.
Making sure plum quality control is optimized is in everyone’s best interests, from the farmers and pickers in the fields, to marketing companies and wholesalers, not to mention the retailers in the front of store and their end consumers. Ensuring that there is a consistent, standardized process in place with Clarifruit‘s solution for plum tree fruit quality control and assurance can save money, reduce waste, and improve yield for all stakeholders across the value chain.
Common Plum Defects
The following plum defects are the ones that are most likely to affect plum quality across the supply chain:
Common Quality Attributes for Growing and Harvesting Plums
The following internal and external plum 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 plum attributes. Learn more here.