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Mushrooms offered for bulk sales in supermarkets are normally 2 to 3 days old when displayed. If they have been stored at 0ºC (32ºF) from harvest, they will have a display life of about two days. It is important not to spray mushrooms with produce area sprays so as to avoid excessive moisture build up. Exposure to dry air will quickly dehydrate mushrooms. Moist mushrooms packed into plastic bags usually become slimy and develop off odors. Fresh harvested mushrooms packaged into PEAKfresh at 0ºC (32ºF) will keep well for about 3 to 4 days if kept at 0ºC (32ºF). The possibilities of temperature changes and the level of moisture build up restrict any recommendation for mushrooms to be packaged into PEAKfresh bags at retail outlets. For growers, our recommendation is that a sheet of PEAKfresh film be placed across the top of an open box of mushrooms to maintain humidity. Storing mushrooms at home in a PEAKfresh bag can be extended by wrapping the mushrooms in some paper kitchen towel inside the PEAKfresh bag.
Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
0ºc (32ºF) temperature and 95% humidity.
Packaging Method
As described above.
Storage Temperatures
0ºc (32ºF) temperature and 95% humidity. Storage not to exceed 5 days.
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.