The proof is in the fruit
You don’t need to just take our word for it.
We’ve been testing the efficacy of RipeLocker technology on real fruit, with real companies, since 2016. Here are some results:
This pomegranate was harvested on October 15th, and held in a RipeLocker inside a standard refrigerated room until March 27th. It was then placed in a home refrigerator for nearly a month, and eaten in prime condition on April 23rd. Data indicates respiration rate was slowed by up to 50%, resulting in little-to-no loss of color, moisture or overall quality. RipeLocker can extend the season of fresh fruit from North America for advantageous pricing or until Southern Hemisphere harvest begins.
These blueberries above were harvested May 13th in Mexico and trucked to Oxnard, California, where they were loaded into RipeLockers and placed in a refrigerated container. After remaining in port for three weeks, the berries shipped across the Pacific, where paperwork issues held up delivery, and breaks in the cold chain occurred. Finally, on July 29th, a total of 72 days from harvest, the berries arrived in Hong Kong. The fruit suffered less than 1% decay and were sold at market.
These tree-ripe papayas were harvested June 6th in Tacoma, Mexico and placed in storage for 30 days. The fruit was held in RipeLockers stored inside a standard cold room, and remains virtually unchanged. Proof positive that highly perishable tropical fruits can be harvested at peak ripeness and held in RipeLockers for advantageous pricing or shipped by slower—and more environmentally friendly--methods.