Fruit Quality Services

Determination of harvest windows, storability and marketing potential of fruit

About Fruit Quality Services

The Fruit Quality Services portfolio entails monitoring fruit maturity from the tree in order to provide producers with a timeous and accurate picking window enabling our customers to determine the best time to harvest fruit. Over the years Hortec has set up a fruit maturity database from which long term trends and storability are derived for specific cultivars. This information is paramount in determining harvest windows. These trends are as a result of many years of research and accumulation of data and attests to our long standing service in the fruit industry.


Fruit maturity & harvest windows

  • Monitoring of various types of fruit for changes in maturity including fruit firmness, sugar levels (% Brix), % acid and pH
  • Determination of harvest windows
  • Determination of storability and marketing potential of fruit
  • Water pH (typically drinking, boreholes and irrigation water)

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