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PASSION FRUIT

Passion Fruit

Disease Control

Passion Fruit is susceptible to various fungal pathogens infecting its leaves and fruit. Being a tropical fruit, it is typically grown in regions and under conditions conducive to the development of fungal diseases. Fungal diseases in Passion Fruit include Alternaria, Colletotrichum, fusarium and penicillium, with varying geographic prevalence.

The application of fungicides is still the main control method against the various pathogens and has been regarded as the standard procedure for controlling disease in many Passion fruit producing areas for decades. However, fungicide resistance and health / environmental risks resulting from the use of synthetic fungicides are generating increasing concern. Therefore, developing alternatives for controlling disease is today a necessity.

Greenoy’s solution is a combination of natural active ingredients coupled with our proprietary coating solution. This combination enhances the efficacy of the active ingredients while providing additional protection by creating a “barrier” between the fruit and the environment. ​The solution is suitable for use in both field and post-harvest environments and can be applied as a spray or as a dip/wash.

 

Product benefits include:

  • Natural solution based on a mixture of safe actives

  • Coating formula providing additional protection

  • Proven results in significantly reducing the effects of fungal diseases

  • Reduced transpiration and evaporation rates

  • Does not leave residue

  • No applicable MRLs

  • Simple to use and available as both dip / spray

Passion Fruit

Storage &

Fresh Keeping

The quality of your fruit begins deteriorating from the moment of harvest. In addition, your fruit will typically have a long and rough voyage until they reach their destination thus further impacting quality. It is therefore crucial to assist them on their journey by providing them the optimal post-harvest treatment; one that will offer adequate resources and protection while in transit and ensure they arrive fresh and marketable.

Postharvest deterioration in Passion Fruit is mainly caused by the loss of water content and susceptibility to disease. These factors, coupled with ethylene biosynthesis during passion fruit ripening, contribute to post harvest decay making the product not marketable.

Greenoy’s solution for the storage and fresh keeping of Citrus fruit is essentially a 2-step process including:

 

STEP 1: dipping / spraying the fruit with Greenoy’s special combination treatment that separates the fruit from its immediate environment (by using a proprietary barrier technology) while at the same protecting the fruit from the stress associated with extended travel.

STEP 2: depending on the expected transit time for your fruit, packing the fruit in a specially designed modified atmosphere bag that assists in reducing evaporation rates, absorbing ethylene, and providing optimal O₂ and CO₂ levels.

 

This 2-step approach enables the storage of Passion fruit for extended periods and provides the following benefits:

  • Reduces evaporation rates and respiration rates

  • Maintains moisture content and reduces weight loss

  • Retains quality and extends shelf life

  • Based on natural ingredients with low chemical footprint

  • Significantly reduces product loss

  • Combats disease and reduces cross contamination