TransFresh Melon Solutions

TransFresh Controlled Atmosphere Systems Maintain Quality and Freshness.

The rate of respiration is reduced in Controlled Atmosphere, which:
  • Ripening is delayed. Excellent maintenance of ground color and firmness.
  • Mold and decay are inhibited.
  • Dehydration, shrivel and sunken areas are significantly reduced.
  • Sugar loss is lessened.
  • Significant extension of market life.

Profits are Maximized at Distribution and Retail
  • Improved arrival quality results in better retail prices.
  • Fewer culls from disease and sonoscence translate into sales and profit at market.
  • During a 4-week study at a retail store chain, net profits in cantaloupe sales increased by $745 at a single store.

Product Shelf Life is Improved
  • Allows for larger span of time to sell melons.

Commodity / Transport Profile
  • Varieties: Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Galia
  • Temperature: Cantaloupe: 36-41°F / 2-5°C; Honeydew: 45-50°F / 7-10°C, (USDA Handbook #66); Galia Melons: 36°F / 2.2°C
  • Transit / Postharvest Life: 5-25 days.

Information contained in Fact Sheets is intended for reference only. TransFresh Corporation or any other distributor of this information assumes no liabilities for claims, adjustments or rejections for any reason or cause resulting from the use of this information. No warranty or guaranteed results are intended or implied. Information herein is compiled from public sources such as USDA Handbook 66,668,669 and 1070. Specific references are available on request.

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  • TransFresh Controlled Atmosphere
  • TransFresh Marine Modified Atmosphere