The fruit ripens gradually and will be collected in three phases because the tree flowers in three flushes. Pomegranates are simple to pick, and ladder use can be minimized with proper pruning and trellising. In order to minimize sharp wood points that could cause piercing and skin harm, fruit is cut with shears as ᴄʟᴏsᴇly as possible to the fruit. Fruit should be handled carefully to prevent bruising. Fruit is sorted and packaged into trays or bins. Sugar content and fruit color in pomegranates are indicators of harvest maturity. The Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Aғʀɪᴄᴀn fruit exporter SAPEX currently accepts a ripeness indicator of 14 o Brix.
Fruit needs to be cleaned with a HACCP-grade chlorine or anti-fungal solution, rinsed with water, and sorted for quality criteria such cracks, bug presence, sunburn, rot, color, size, and weight. Pomegranates should be stored in the cold as soon as they are packaged. For export fruit, storage temperatures between 6 and 8 oC are ideal. According to the PPECB, it can be kept for up to six weeks in regular cold storage and for up to five months in a controlled atmosphere (CA). Pomegranates should be stored in CA at 5°C with 3% O2 and 6% CO2.
Allow your roses to naturally die off after they bloom. You’ll want to cut them back to make them seem better, but resist the urge! Your rosehips will arrive soon. Rosehips are ready to be harvested when they are bright red and supple. Rosehips can be picked as early as the fall, but the best time to do so is in the winter or after the first frost. Your rosehips are ready for use after a thorough rinse.
The sole trick to determining when peaches are ripe is to utilize and trust your senses, unlike pears, which are challenging to determine because pears do not ripen on the tree. Any seasoned peach grower can tell when the fruit is ready by its pleasant perfume. To know when the tree has ripe peaches suitable for picking, you don’t even need to be within arms’ reach of the fruit. The alluring aroma of ripe peaches will virtually envelop the peach tree, inviting you ᴄʟᴏsᴇ, especially on a warm sunny day. When gently pressed, ripe peaches will “give” a little bit and lose their green stiffness. A ripe peach can be checked for firmness while it is still on the tree.
Most significantly, a ripe peach will no longer have any green undertones and will have acquired some color. Leave a peach on the tree for a few more days to ripen if its skin still has a tint of green. A peach will taste “green” and be less sweet if it is harvested while still green. Although green peaches are not the best for eating straight up, they might be worth considering for pickling.
Watch Farmer Harvest Tons of Red Fruit and Vegetable – Pomegranate,Rosehip,Jᴀᴘᴀɴese Peach Harvesting in the ᴀᴡᴇsome video below.
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