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Carrots:
Mature carrots have a long post harvest life of up to 10 months. To maintain maximum quality store only for five months. To maintain quality, carrots need careful handling following harvest to avoid bruising, cutting and breakdown. The true characteristic of a carrot is crispness. Carrots lose moisture very quickly resulting in wilting. Carrots are ethylene sensitive, and to avoid the development of bitterness during storage, it is essential to avoid storage with apples and pears and other sources of ethylene gas. Untapped carrots have a very short shelf life.
Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
0ºC (32ºF) 95% -100% humidity.
 
Packaging Method
Good quality carrots, that have been properly pre-cooled, are packed dry into PEAKfresh carton liners that are folded close. The carton should have ventilation holes but not necessarily be waxed. They can also be stored into 1 kg and 2 kg bags for domestic and food service use. To avoid chill damage which causes horizontal cracking, do not store carrots below – 1ºC (30ºF).
 
Storage Temperatures
0ºC (32ºF) 95% -100% humidity.
 
Important Please Read
All recommendations for the use of PEAKfresh products are given in good faith and based on proven field experience. Packaging method storage temperatures and humidity levels, transit and destination conditions are factors likely to affect the performance of PEAKfresh products and no liability for indirect or consequential damage can be accepted. We recommend that PEAKfresh products be trialed under local conditions before introduction to large scale commercial applications.