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Proper cooling temperatures reduce strawberrry decay

Category
  • Forced-air cooling
  • Refrigeration
  • Strawberry
  • Temperature Management
Question
A California strawberry shipper had arrival problems in berries packed in new, lidded, clear-plastic baskets. The fruit were more subject to decay than those shipped in traditional open-mesh plastic baskets.

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