There are two types of fruit in the world:

  • Non-climacteric (do not ripen after harvest)
  • Climacteric (ripen after harvest)

Non-climacteric products need to be harvested at optimum ripeness.

Climacteric products can be harvested between mature and full ripeness, and will go through four key changes:

  • Change in colour
  • Change in texture
  • Change in sweetness
  • Change in aroma

Knowing how fruit behaves is critical in the design of ZOEPAC packaging technology.