Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6038-22000-006-05-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
To determine whether an ambient air cooling period of 30 minutes, in place of immediate cooling in water, can allow the hot water treatment to be reduced by 10 minutes or the temperature of the water to be reduced.
Follow standard hot water treatment protocols with two treatments, a control which is the standard treatment time period for each size mango for immediate hydrocooling and a treatment reduced by 10 minutes but allowing the fruit to cool in air for 30 minutes before cool water immersion.