Vegetable Research & Innovation

Simulated Sea-Freight of Capsicums to Japan

This interim report describes results of a land-based trail aimed at stimulating palletized sea-freight transport of capsicums to Japan. It was found that Shrivel symptoms were common at the end of storage suggesting excessive moisture loss and rot incidence on fruit and mold growth on stems suggested a hygiene problem but the type of carton during storage was not important.