Many factors are involved in the long-term storage of fresh fruit. Success depends on the preparatory phase, the harvest and also on the storage technique used. The use of CA/ULO storage in the cool cells means fruit can be kept, in general, up to 2-4 times longer than usual.
Controlled Atmosphere (CA) and Ultra Low Oxygen (ULO) storage inhibit fruit ripening so that flavor and quality are retained for up to 4 times longer than would be the case in simple, chilled conditions.
CA/ULO storage is suitable for fruit such as apples, pears, kiwis, apricots, avocados, bananas, blueberries, red berries, strawberries, melons, cactus fruits, cherries, grapes, grapefruits, limes, lemons, oranges, guava, pomegranates, lychees, mangos, nectarines, papaya, peaches, pineapples, plums, and figs.