US-based WP Produce, the largest importer and distributor of tropical avocados worldwide, has announced significant improvements to lengthen the shelf life of their Desbry avocados.
To combat the shorter shelf life of tropical avocados, the company has begun using ethylene-filtering technology to reduce the amount of the gas surrounding the fruit, so slowing down the ripening process. The company has also transitioned to a new shipping carton that enhances air circulation and improves ventilation, further lengthening the shelf life of its products. Shelf life of earlier 5-6 days could be enhanced upto 9-10 days i.e. doubling the shelf life with the use of these two solutions.