The proof is in the results
We’ve been testing the efficacy of RipeLocker technology on real fruit, with real companies, since 2016. Below are some results.
Wonderful pomegranates: five months in storage
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 the Southern Hemisphere harvest begins.
Mexican blueberries: 72 days in ocean shipping
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.
Tree-ripe papayas: 30 days in storage
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 remained virtually unchanged. This is 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.