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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 58: International Symposium on Vegetable Crops under Glass Protection

TRANSPORT AND STORAGE OF TOMATOES

Author:   F. DUVALD
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.1977.58.68
Abstract:
In transporting tomatoes over long distances the aim is to have them reach the consumers without any deterioration in the quality. The tomatoes must be firm, of a fine colour both inside and outside, and they must have a good taste.

The optimum storage temperature in the warehouse and during transport is 12°C and the humidity 85–90% relative humidity.

To ensure that the tomatoes reach the consumer in the best condition, the following points must be observed:

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