The journey to you

Horticultural products are living things. Immediately after harvest, senescence is underway in plant tissue that starts to break down and begins to deteriorate. The journey of horticultural products from where they are grown to where they are used is a struggle against this natural process. This deterioration occurs faster at warm than at cool temperatures. The most effective way to prolong shelf life is to remove the product from direct sunlight after harvest and then reduce to optimal storage temperature as soon as possible after harvest.