IMPROVING BLUEBERRY POSTHARVEST QUALITY: Managing the Atmosphere of Shipped Berries
MacDonald JL, Toivonen PMA. 2020. "Improving Blueberry Postharvest Quality: Managing the Atmosphere of Shipped Berries." Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC. 13023E/F.
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WHY INVEST IN ATMOSPHERE MANAGEMENT
• Keeps blueberries under consistently high humidity, typically greater than 90%, which prevents
desiccation and promotes higher fruit quality.
• High carbon dioxide inhibits the growth of many fungal decay organisms, extending the shelf life
of the fruit and berries