Apples

Imported Apples (Argentina, Chile, New Zealand)

Varieties & Pack Info:

VarietiesPLU #’sAvailable
Sizes
Pack
Styles
Box Weight
1 kg=2.2046 lb
Box
Measurements
Ti-HiBoxes
per
Plt
High
Cube
Plt
Plt
per
cont.
Royal Gala>90 (4103)
---
<100 (4101)
60

70

80

90

100
4 Layer Trays

Volume Fill
18 kg (39.68 lb)50 x 33.5 cm
(19.7 x 13 in)
7x856

49
5621
Fuji>90 (4174)
---
<100 (4173)
Braeburn>90 (4130)
---
<100 (4128)
Granny Smith>90 (4017)
---
<100 (4139)
Cripps Pink>90 (4131)
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<100 (4129)

*Add 9 in front of the PLU # for organic items.

Calendar of Availability for Imported Apples:

VarietiesJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
Royal GalaXXXXXXXX
FujiXXXXXX
BraeburnXXXXXX
Granny SmithXXXXXXX
Cripps PinkXXX

Best Promotional Timing:

  • Royal Gala: April-June
  • Fuji: May-July
  • Braeburn: May-July
  • Granny Smith: April-June
  • Cripps Pink: June-July

Best Retail Handling Practices (in store):

  • Keep away from products that are sensitive to ethylene
  • Rotate the fruit often on the shelf and restock as the shelf looks empty
  • Gently handle to avoid bruising and preserve inventory
  • Always show the first layer of display with the newest fruit
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and drafts
  • Keep numerous varieties in store to create color blocks of display

Optimal Handling Conditions Chart:

Common
Name
Storage
Temperature
Relative
Humidity
Freezing
Point
Ethylene
Production
Ethylene
Sensitivity
Storage
Life
Apple-1.1 ºC
---
30 ºF
90-95%-2 ºC
---
28.3 ºF
Very HighHigh3-6 months

Sensitivity Chart:

Moisture Loss SensitivityOdor Absorptions Sensitivity
(Will absorb odor from the following)
Low RateCabbage, Carrots, Celery, Figs, Onions, Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products