Peru is among the world's largest avocado producers and one of the main suppliers of this superfood to the USA and Europe. Due to rising global demand, the Peruvian avocado industry is growing. To scientifically prove that Vidre+ is suited to become an alternative for avocado exporters, Fresh Inset has planned a series of trials, including the one shown in this report, in order to show the clear benefits of the use of this new technology.
J.Jeong et.al (2002) findings already indicated that avocado treated with high doses of 1-MCP and kept at room temperature can reach a ripening delay of up to 14 days. The trials undertaken between the 13th and 22nd of July, 2022 at the Horticultural Laboratory of the Universidad of Agraria La Molina (UNALM) provide further evidence.
The experiment was carried out with Hass avocado harvested the previous day in the fields of UNALM. The fruits were disinfected, selected, and placed into 10-liter export boxes with 4 kilograms of fruits per each unit. Four separate groups of fruits were treated with different doses of Vidre+ stickers placed on the inner sides of the boxes. Each sticker provided 1-MCP concentration equivalent of 1ppm/5 liters. Fruits were maintained at room temperature throughout the test.
The research evaluated 3 parameters: Weight, Color, and Firmness. Key conclusions are:
Photo: UNALM. Levels of color change on the fifth day after application.
From left: control, 1ppm, 2 ppm, 4 ppm of 1-MCP.
* Based on the standards from Avocado Technical Manual published by Hass Avocado Board in 2020
According to the test report Vidre+ showed a dose-dependent result ranging avocado with a slight effect at 1 ppm, moderate effect at 2 ppm, and a very marked effect at 4 ppm.
This result indicated that Vidre+ can provide flexibility of effect depending on dosing which can offer benefits over different export distances and times.
Ethylene is widely known to affect the quality of fruit and vegetables after harvest by increasing respiration and accelerating the ripening processes, which results in reduced shelf life and quality over time. Vidre+ defends avocado from the damaging effects of ethylene and thereby slows the respiration process and protects the avocado's quality over time. This extends avocado shelf life during shipment and at the retailer, which gives consumers better quality avocados and reduces food waste.
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