How to Improve Watermelon Quality Control
When you’re looking for the best quality watermelon, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. For consumers, you might look at the field spot to see whether it’s large and yellow – indicating that the watermelon is ripe. However for growers, marketing companies, wholesalers and retailers there is more to think about, from potential defects, to size, soil temperatures, irregular bumps, and dozens of other factors that impact watermelon production.
Understanding how watermelons thrive can make all the difference to stakeholders looking to increase revenues and reduce waste. For example, watermelons have zero tolerance for icy temperatures, and grow best when treated like a vegetable, with vegetable production systems!
At Clarfruit, our goal is to create a consistent and standardized process for managing watermelon quality control across the value chain. By utilizing our advanced computer vision technology, and understanding the most common defects that impact your watermelon production, we can evaluate a wide range of attributes in an objective way, adding value for any stakeholder.
Common Defects when Growing & Harvesting Watermelons
The following watermelon defects are the ones that are most likely to affect watermelon quality across the supply chain:
Common Quality Attributes for Growing and Harvesting Watermelons
The following internal and external watermelon 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 watermelon attributes. Learn more here.