Greenyard Fresh France
Ripening Unit Manager
Our operational centre at Rungis was designed to house cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly equipment, in particular with regard to ripening.
Pre-ripened and perfectly ripe
Our ripening service allows you to offer a range of pre-ripened and perfectly ripe products all year round.
Like the banana, fruits such as avocado and mango are said to be climacteric, i.e. they start or continue to ripen after harvesting.
In 2 stages, our ultra-performing equipment and our expertise allows us, for example for these two exotic fruits, to ensure you have a selection in perfect compliance with your specifications and consumer expectations.
Step 1: ripening
Ripening consists in heating the ambient air, for avocados and mangos, to a temperature of 18- 20° for several days. The fruit then starts ripening and softens. The mango pulp becomes orange, but its external colour does not change. Conversely, the avocado goes brown on the outside.
Step 2: quality and ripeness selection
Due to the variations in ripeness in avocados and mangos following ripening, they are sorted using a piezoelectric sensor system on four different areas of the surface of each fruit. The measurement of its elastic properties determines its degree of ripeness. Fruits are then sorted mechanically in accordance with their degree of ripeness, in order to comply precisely with the specifications.
The benefits of our technique
Our pre-ripened and perfectly ripe (ready-to-eat) products