n Farmer’s Weekly - Shelf life : a price driver : on the market floor

Volume 2016, Issue 16022
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Senescence is the aging of fruit and vegetables until final decay, when they have to be discarded. The process can be slowed by cold storage and other means, but it cannot be stopped. Generally, fresh produce with a high moisture content, such as strawberries, will decay faster than produce with a lower moisture content, such as butternut. But the end result is always the same.

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