THE CHALLENGES OF TRANSPORTING STONE FRUITS
Stone fruits are very susceptible to mold, including gray mold (Botrytis), brown rot (Monilinia) and Rhizopus rot.
Fruit decay and internal breakdown are the main causes of peach postharvest loss.
Preharvest and postharvest fungicides are typically required to effectively control postharvest diseases.
Temperature management is essential for stone fruits as they are sensitive to chilling injury, which results in internal breakdown.
Stone fruits are sensitive to ethylene, which accelerates ripening.