HarvestHold Fresh® by Verdant™ Technologies says it is helping the fresh produce industry reimagine supply chains with longer-lasting fruits and vegetables. The company’s latest initiative is with cucumbers, where HarvestHold Fresh has shown to delay yellowing and reduce shriveling, resulting in extended shelf life.
After conducting trials to support commercialization, Verdant Technologies is partnering with SunFed®, a fresh produce company based out of Arizona. SunFed has worked with the company to demonstrate the benefits of HarvestHold Fresh in its operation. SunFed is now introducing the postharvest solution to its grower partners for commercial implementation.
Left: untreated cucumbers; right: cucumbers treated with HarvestHold Fresh
"We are excited to partner with Verdant Technologies. With this product, we will continue our pursuit of Perfect Produce® by delivering high quality and freshness to our customers,” says Matt Mandel of SunFed.
An inside look at untreated cucumbers (left) and treated.
HarvestHold Fresh was introduced in late 2021 as a shelf-life extension solution providing a simple and flexible postharvest product to the produce industry. As fruits and vegetables are harvested, growers and packers simply insert a sheet of HarvestHold Fresh into packaging from which industry-standard 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is released using a plant’s natural chemistry. The solution can be applied anywhere in the supply chain and requires no catalysts or special equipment.
"We are thrilled to partner with SunFed,” says Jesus Gutierrez, director of sales at Verdant Technologies. “HarvestHold Fresh helps SunFed maintain the quality of its cucumbers for longer and reduces waste throughout the supply chain which is a win-win for everyone."
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