With Harvista treatment, Fine Farms was able to keep their fruit on the tree longer across all varieties tested, resulting in better coloration, quality and harvest-time efficiency. Used together with SmartFresh post-harvest treatment in storage, this Smarter Freshness system solution also led to reduced internal browning and optimal quality at packout, yielding even better profits.

The test crop of Pink Ladies benefited from the Harvista treatment. “Where usually 60% of bushels would be at or above color threshold, this year over 85% were at peak coloration. That’s an increased return of almost 75% per bin in some cases. It was a phenomenal year for us.