CULTIVATION, STORAGE & PACKAGING
Common Shipping Containers
28 to 30 lb. carton
0 to 2°C (32 to 36°F)
90 to 95% relative humidity
Approximate Storage Life
2 to 3 weeks at 0°C (32°F) and 90% relative humidity
Pluots should be plump and firm. Avoid pluots that are green, blemished, or have broken skin.
Produce ethylene and are not sensitive to chilling temperatures.
Firmness and skin color are the main maturity indicators of fresh pluots.
GOOD ARRIVAL GUIDELINES
Currently, there are no good arrival guidelines published for this commodity and no grade standard tolerances.
References: American Pomology Society, Texas A&M University, University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources.