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Fresh garden peas and snow peas require immediate cooling following harvest to maintain their sugar and flavor. Hydro-cooling is the preferred method of reducing post harvest temperatures. Quick post harvest cooling and the maintenance of a high humidity will maintain greenness and avoid yellowing.
Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
0ºC (32ºF) and 95% – 98% humidity
Packaging Method
Unshielded peas can be packed in 5 kg and 10 kg carton liners that folded closed at the top. Snow peas destined for repacking or food service are best stored in 2 kg and 5 kg PEAKfresh bags that are folded closed at the top. It is important that peas be packed without any visible moisture. It is unwise to dry peas because of their sensitivity to moisture loss.
Storage Temperatures
0ºC (32ºF) and 95% – 98% 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.