Effects of basket design on cooling and holding strawberries
Frank G. Mitchell, University of California, Davis.
Gene Maver, University of California, Davis.
California Agriculture 32(5):17-18. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v032n05p17.
Strawberries packed in solid-molded baskets take slightly longer to cool than those stored in open-mesh baskets. However, increased moisture condensation in solid baskets does not affect incidence of fruit rot.
Frank G. Mitchell is Pomologist, Marketing, University of California, Davis. Gene Mayer is Staff Research Associate IV, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the cooperation and assistance of A & E Plastics, City of Industry, California, and Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Watsonville, California