Below are some recommended places for additional information, supplies or personalized assistance from ripening experts.
QA Supplies, LLC
Pulp Thermometers for measuring internal temperature of fruit
Firmness Testers to test fruit firmness, an indicator of ripeness for some fruits
Refractometers for measuring soluble solids content (BRIX) on some fruits, an indicator of maturity
Humidifiers to maintain relative humidity in ripening rooms & other produce storage areas
Pallet Covers for protecting fruit susceptible to chill damage in transit
Catalytic Generators, LLC
Corrigan Corporation of America
The VaporDry™ system for maintaining relative humidity for storage of produce as well as ripening/degreening processes:
On-site Technical Ripening Assistance
Dennis Kihlstadius, Produce Technical Services
Offering Post Harvest Technology and consulting to the produce industry. Field of expertise is postharvest handling of climacteric fruit. Provides technical services world-wide to such clients as California Tomato Commission, California Pear Advisory Board, Florida Tomato Committee, USA Pear Bureau, and California Avocado Commission.
P.O.Box 785 / Bemidji, MN 56619
Pat Foster, BananaPro Consulting LLC
Banana Ripening and Ripener training with 30 years experience. Banana infrastructure design and maintenance. Providing banana ripening support to individual companies who are or have experienced issues related to banana processing.
Ripening Technical Help
University of California / Davis, Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center
A great resource for any Fruit Ripener is a publication from UC Davis entitled “Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management”. Click here for more information.
Have resources to add to our list? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.