Packaging and Shipping

For Subcontinent and Local Wholesale markets

  • 9 kg plastic crate
  • 16 kg carton

  • For Subcontinent and Local Wholesale markets

  • 4.5 kg cardboard tray with plastic inserts
  • 3.5 kg plastic crate
  • Extra Class and Class 1 to customer requirements

  • Grade Requirements Tolerance
    Extra Class Must have shape and coloring typical of the variety. Must be free of defects that affect appearance, quality and presentation. 5% by number or weight
    Class I Same as above, but width allowances for slight defects in shape, coloring and appearance. Scratches and other blemishes not to exceed 5% of total surface area. 10% by number or weight
    Class II Pomegranates do not qualify for inclusion in higher classes but satisfy minimum requirements. May have defects in shape, coloring and appearance. Scratches and blemishes not to exceed 10% of surface area. 10% by number or weight

    POMEGRANATE SIZING GUIDE

    Sizing Code Minimum Weight Minimum Diameter Count per 4.5kg Tray
    PRINCE 500 grams 100 mm 8 -10
    A 400 grams 90 mm 12
    B 350 grams 80 mm 14
    C 300 grams 70 mm 16
    D 250 grams 60 mm 18 - 20
    E 200 grams 50 mm 22 - 25

    Labelling

  • Identity : Commodity, variety, size (grade description)
  • Responsibility : Grower, packer, province, country
  • Quantity : Weight, count (number of fruit in carton)

  • Cold Storage

  • Pre-cool to 7°C. Maintain 90-95% relative humidity.
  • Apply a controlled atmosphere of 5% oxygen + 15% carbon dioxide if in storage for longer than 3 months.
  • Maintain cold chain throughout shipping.

  • Ground + Sea Freight

  • Ground and sea freight is the most economical method for shipping pomegranate.
  • Care has to be taken that it is shipped in refrigerated containers to maintain the cold chain and that a temperature recording device is placed onboard to ensure a record is kept.

  • Air Freight

  • Several vendors are available for block space agreements when shipping large volumes.
  • Maintain cold chain by using a refrigerated container or wrapping in thermal blankets
  • Do not allow fruit to be exposed to sun or high indoor temperatures.
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