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BANANAS


BANANA COLORS

All Green
Fruit is very firm with very low sugar content. Immediately upon arrival at the warehouse, the fruit should be placed in the ripening room. Pulp temperature should be stabilized in the required temperature range to initiate ripening. Proper time for introduction of ethylene gas is observed to assure even ripening.
Light Green
Fruit becomes less firm as starch begins to change to sugar. Ripening process has begun and the fruit begins to generate heat which must be removed to control ripening.
Half Green
Fruit is softening as starch continues to change to sugar. Ripening process is generating considerable amounts of heat which must be removed to control ripening.
Half Yellow
Fruit is considerably more yellow than green. Upon arrival at the distribution center, the fruit should be inspected for color and pulp temperature.
Green Tip
Fruit is more yellow and the green portion is only at the finger tip. The proper color for retail display providing consumers with good selection. Upon arrival at the store, the fruit should be inspected for color. The fruit requires careful handling and should be displayed on a padded shelf.
Full Yellow
Soft fruit with good flavor. The fruit should be on display and not in storage. The fruit on display should be arranged to present an attractive appearance.
Yellow with Flecks (Sugar Spot)
Brown flecks indicate high sugar content. The fruit will remain firm even though brown coloration continues. This has the ideal flavor. Consumer can refrigerate fruit to maintain flavor or fruit can be peeled and frozen in airtight containers. The frozen fruit can be eaten like popsicles. The fruit still on display should be separated from less ripe fruit.

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