Shipping Apples FAQ
Prime Fresh Handling excels in worldwide produce shipping. This has allowed us to come up with some answers to frequently asked questions about shipping apples.
How to Ship Apples?
Apples can be a tricky fruit to ship. While they are more durable than some other products, they can still be exposed to damage or rotting during transportation if mishandled. When shipping fruit, it is important to keep them at certain temperatures. Apples should be shipped between 30 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Pack Apples for Shipping?
While durable, apples still need to be properly packed for transportation. Apples can easily absorb odors that they might come into contact with, so this is why you should only use a trusted shipping company like Prime Fresh Handling. Apples also release a natural gas called ethylene which can cause negative reactions to certain other fruits and produce.
Apples are often packed in crates and cartons. If wood is used in shipping, then it should be free of resin. Resin can often taint the smell and taste of the apples.
How Many Types of Apples Are There?
While we don’t get to see all variations of apples in the store, there are over 7,000 different apple varieties worldwide. Only a select few are available in the US stores such as, Empire, Fuji, Pink Lady, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Red Delicious.