Transport of papaya fruits from Trinidad to Britain

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Transport of papaya fruits from Trinidad to Britain. (1973). Tropical Agriculture, 50(4).


Trial shipments of carton of papaya (cv. 'Solo') were made with fruit individually packed in perforated polyethylene bags or tissue paper by sea (20 day) and air (two day). Consignments were carried in a refrigerated hold by Sea, and a pressurized and temperature controlled hold by air. Polyethylene bags were found to be the more suitable wrapping material since they maintained the attractive appearance of the fruit. Treatment of the fruit with two per cent zineb before packing failed to reduce wastage during the ripening period. Air transport gave a lower level of wastage than sea transport, but sea transport was still more economically attractive.