main task of CA cold storage is to store fruit in
such conditions that even after 10 months they are
of the highest quality, that is they do not lose
their freshness, juiciness and flavour. In short,
fruit look and taste as if they were just picked
from the tree!
Controlled atmosphere in a storage room ensures
preservation of very low oxygen concentration (about
1,8%), at the expense of an increase in the
concentration of carbon dioxide (around 2,2%), in
relation to the composition of atmospheric air where
O2 reaches 20,95 and CO2 0,03%. In addition,
appropriate temperature is set. This system allows
to slow down the process of fruit ripening in a
natural way, thus limit the process of breathing to
the minimum. Thanks this it dosen’t lead to formation of ethylene in the presence of which fruit ripen.