The ultimate goals of packaging produce are easier handling as
well as a better quality and better marketable product.
are used to dealing with big food suppliers who use time-tested
packaging that take these factors into account. Let’s level the
Containers and Packaging for Fruits and
Kansas State University
This is my favorite resource in this category – very informative,
nicely organized and well written.
72 kb PDF,12
pages // Kansas State Extension
Produce Packing Guidelines
Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program
A succinct itemization of harvest quality standards, bunch sizes
(where appropriate), appropriate container sizes and weights,
cooling methods, storage temperatures and relative humidity for the
most common vegetables and several fruits.
Produce Packaging Guidelines
Packaging Requirements for Fresh Fruits and
North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service
Contains specific information about appropriate packaging materials
for shipping and storing different fruits and