THE CHALLENGES OF TRANSPORTING BLUEBERRIES
Blueberries are very susceptible to decay, particularly Botrytis cinerea (gray mold). In addition, temperature fluctuations resulting in condensation can accelerate mold growth and decay.
Blueberries are climacteric and respond to ethylene which accelerates aging.
Temperature management has a significant effect on blueberry market life.
Moisture loss affects blueberry appearance and texture, resulting in shriveling. Storage in high relative humidity alleviates this issue however it may lead to mold growth.