Group expands its SmartFresh portfolio to a wider range of crops including apples, pears, avocados, kiwifruit and stonefruit

AgroFresh Solutions has announced the expansion of its SmartFresh Inbox in California, with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (CDPR) approval for a range of new crops.

AgroFresh Smartfresh InBox stonefruit

AgroFresh Smartfresh InBox stonefruit

SmartFresh InBox offers protection in a small, portable sachet, expanding the availability of SmartFresh technology for growers, packers and retailers who either don’t have an airtight room or require a more convenient option.

Now registered in California on apples and pears, peaches and plums, kiwifruit and avocados, Smartfresh InBox utilises AgroFresh’s ethylene management technology to delay the ripening process and maintain postharvest produce quality and freshness.

According to AgroFresh, the sachets are easy to apply and handle, offering protection against internal and external threats to freshness, resulting in increased shelf-life and reduced levels of food loss and waste.

“At AgroFresh, we are driven by a spirit of innovation and unparalleled customer service, and we are delighted to be able to bring SmartFresh InBox to more of our US customers,” said Michael Hamby, chief commercial officer forAgroFresh.

“In the fight against food loss and waste, it is essential to make better solutions more accessible to our customers,” he continued. ”SmartFresh InBox offers the convenient, flexible, and easy-to-use application process that will help bring the best tasting, highest-quality fruit to market.”

“California is the largest and most diverse fruit growing region in the US and our customers there need more flexible application methods and products to help preserve and protect the crops they oversee,” said Sarah Enescu, commercial business director for AgroFresh.

“We are excited to bring our full portfolio of SmartFresh solutions, services and application methods to our customers to help improve the quality and freshness of a broader range of crops.”