The information provided here represents the maximum number of days achieved in storage in selected commercial trials or in the lab. Since picking and post-harvest conditions vary, these storage times should be viewed as guidelines only. In addition, storage time performance may vary depending on packaging type.

Cantaloupe Melons

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for Cantaloupe Melons

Breathable bags and liners for fresh produce preserves cantaloupe quality and freshness during prolonged storage and shipment by-

  • Enables harvest at higher Brix levels
  • Minimizing dehydration
  • Reducing weight loss
  • Preserving firmness, appearance and internal quality
  • Preventing decay and discoloration
  • Preventing chilling injury symptoms such as sunken areas and pitting

Added Value
  • Higher profitability due to less waste in the supply chain
  • Reduced logistic costs due to viability of sea and land transport over air freight
  • Smaller carbon foot print (land/sea transport instead of air freight)
  • Market expansion enabled through prolonged cold storage