What types of fruits and vegetables are suitable for cold storage?
Most cold stores are incredibly versatile, which means there are many options for storing and distributing fruits and vegetables.
Optimum storage temperatures for common fruits and vegetables
There is rarely a single solution for preserving fruits and vegetables. Indeed, factors such as crop maturity, harvest season and origin all play a role in calculating optimal temperature requirements.
A general rule is that fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as kale and cabbages, are kept at about 0-2 ° C. Warmer seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as cucumber and tomato, are kept better still between 7 and 10 ° C. However, there are exceptions to the rule, as some fruits and vegetables are more affected by low temperatures.
This chart is a guide to storing some of the most common types of fruits and vegetables.
Up to 12 months
Up to 3 weeks
Up to 7 months
Up to 3 weeks
Up to 8 weeks
Berries (incl. Strawberries)
Blackberries and raspberries up to 3 days, strawberries and cherries up to 7 days
Nectarines, plums and peaches
Up to 5 weeks
Broccoli and cauliflower
Up to 4 weeks
mature and immature carrots,
Mature, up to 9 months and immature up to 6 weeks
white and red Onion
Up to 8 months
All cold room refrigeration units will provide a temperature range of -40 ° C to + 10 ° C, making them ideal for fruit and vegetable preservation.
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