Determination of harvest windows, storability and marketing potential of fruit
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.
- 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)