Produce Information / Storage Tips
Use a Bluapple® to absorb ethylene gas to extend the life of produce.
Tomato - Firm-ripe
Indications of Quality
Well formed for type (round, globe, flattened globe, roma), uniform color (orange-red to deep red; light yellow); no green shoulders; smooth and small blossom-end scar and stem-end scar; absence of growth cracks, catfacing, zippering, sunscald, insect injury, and mechanical injury or bruises; yields to firm hand pressure; not soft and easily deformed due to an overripe condition.
Ideal Storage Conditions
Location: Room Temperature
Temperature: 46 to 50 F (8 to 10 C)
Relative Humidity: 85 to 90%
Approximate Storage Life: 1-3 weeks*
Ethylene Production: High
Ethylene Sensitivity: Low
Do not wash before storing. Place in a VeggieZips™ produce bag if desired. A HydroLiner™ is not necessary.
* Approximate storage life is an estimate of in-home storage length. Your results may vary significantly depending on how long produce is in transit or in stock at the market.
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