1. Home
  2. Industry News

AgroFresh Expands SmartFresh, A Produce Freshness Solution in California

AgroFresh now has seven innovation centres on four continents in key fruit growing regions, as well as a full portfolio of postharvest freshness solutions to meet the needs of growers and packers worldwide.

Shivam Dwivedi
AgroFresh
AgroFresh

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. of Philadelphia has expanded its SmartFresh InBox in California, with approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for a number of new crops. According to a news release, SmartFresh InBox provides freshness protection in a portable sachet, expanding the availability of SmartFresh technology for growers, packers, and retailers who either do not have an airtight room or require a more convenient option.

In California, SmartFresh InBox is now registered on pome fruits (apples and pears), stone fruits (peaches and plums), kiwi, and avocados. According to the release, the product uses AgroFresh's SmartFresh ethylene management technology to delay ripening and help maintain postharvest produce quality and freshness.

"California is the largest and most diverse fruit growing region in the United States, and our customers there require more flexible application methods and products to help preserve and protect the crops they oversee," said Sarah Enescu, commercial business director for AgroFresh, in a press release.

"We are excited to bring to our customers our full portfolio of SmartFresh solutions, services, and application methods to help improve the quality and freshness of a broader range of crops," she added.

According to the release, AgroFresh introduced SmartFresh 20 years ago, and it is now used in over 25,000 fruit storage rooms worldwide.

The company now has seven innovation centres on four continents in key fruit-growing regions, as well as a full portfolio of postharvest freshness solutions to meet the needs of growers and packers worldwide.

Smarter Freshness solutions assist growers in achieving optimal fruit maturity for harvest. Smarter ways to safeguard, increase capacity, and improve customer pack out for packers and distributors. For retailers, our integrated solutions will assist in delivering the freshest, most delectable produce to the shelves, resulting in a consumer experience that will keep them coming back.

Magnoliaceous Quiz: Take a Quiz on National Mango Day Take a quiz
Share your comments
FactCheck in Agriculture Project

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters