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Packaging enhances shelflife of tomatoes on the vine

  • NNZ tomato on the vine shelflife

Datums: 8 maijā 2013

Tomatoes on the vine are usually packed in cardboard boxes or plastic trays and flowpacked with macro perforated polypropylene film (Folio-Fresh®).

NNZ commissioned shelf life testing for tomatoes on the vine via Wageningen University. The results show that packaging enhances shelf life!


Upon prolonged storage, moisture can build up inside the pack, and may cause mold to form on the green parts.


% soft tomatoes

% weight loss



none 47 2,4 5,4 no
Folio-Fresh® macro perforated 28 1,8 5,9 yes
Flow-Fresh® film with net 28 1,8 5,9 no

Test conditions: Eleven days after harvesting, storage at 20degr.C and 80% relative humidity.

Compared to unpacked tomatoes, Folio-Fresh® preserves firmness of the tomatoes, higher Brix and less weight loss.

Using a film with a portion of net material (Flow-Fresh®), mold formation was still absent eleven days after harvesting. If you are Interested in testing our packaging solutions please contact us for further information.


NNZ, your partner for packaging solutions since 1922!

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NNZ is a multinational company owned and run by the family Boot since 1922. Its employees create packaging solutions for their clients in the fresh produce and industrial market. In 1922 NNZ started trading jute bags from 'Pakhuis Libau' in Groningen (The Netherlands), the start of a family business with international ambitions.
Today, NNZ has grown into an organisation with more than 250 employees, serving clients from offices in Austria, BeNeLux, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA.
In close cooperation with our partners in 40 other countries NNZ provides packaging solutions to a worldwide customer base.