Berry Harvesting Articles

  • Grapes Dehydration for Raisins Production in Turkey

    Raisins are produced commercially by drying harvested grape berries. In order for a grape berry to dry, water inside the grape must be removed completely from the interior of the cells onto the surface of the grape where the water droplets can evaporate. However, this diffusion process is very difficult because the grape skin contains wax in its cuticle, which prevents the water from passing ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • How to Grow Berries in the Backyard

    Buying fruit from the grocery store can be expensive! Berries can be especially expensive because they have a quick expiration date and require extra care so they do not get damaged. Growing your own berries is easier than you think and can save you money in the long run. These tips for how to grow berries can help you make the most of your own personal berry garden. Growing Tips for ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Success Story S&A Produce, United Kingdom - Case Study

    The introduction of a TOMRA Primus-D optical belt sorter is providing accurate quality monitoring of blueberries at leading UK soft fruit grower S&A Produce. The sorter has played a key role in enabling the company to pack the product in-house, thereby greatly increasing throughput and cost efficiencies. A family-owned business with over 40 years' experience, S&A Produce grows, packs, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Effect of calcium dips combined with mild heating on postharvest life and quality of strawberry

    The effect of calcium dips combined with mild heat treatment on quality and postharvest life of strawberries (cv. BARI strawberry–1) was studied. Immediately after harvest, strawberries were treated by dipping in distilled water, CaCl2 solutions at 1%, 2% and 3% for 15 min at 45°C and left untreated. Subsequently, the fruits were stored at 10°C with 80 ± 5% RH for 8 days. The effectiveness of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Success Story Blueberry Hill and Heagan Farms, USA - Case Study

    Two major blueberry farms in the southern states of North Carolina and Georgia depend on BEST Sorting’s PRIMUS systems to quickly and efficiently inspect harvested product, improve the quantity of highly profitable fresh berries, reduce customer turndowns and improve overall sorting productivity for a wide range of economic benefits. Blueberry Hill Farms, Inc., is a 450 acre operation in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • A method to predict weekly strawberry fruit yields from extended season production systems

    In major strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) production areas, fruit are harvested continuously for 4 to 6 mo. During the season, weekly yields vary. To improve weekly forecasts, a yield prediction equation was developed for ‘Strawberry Festival’ using input variables derived from flower counts and temperature data over two seasons in Florida. Weekly yields are dependent on the number, size, and ...

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