Ridge Spring, South Carolina-based Titan Farms announced a new partnership with Verdant Technologies to bring the post-harvest solution, HarvestHold Fresh, to the peach industry.
Through extensive testing, the company plans to utilize HarvestHold Fresh to extend the quality, freshness and flavor of its peaches from harvest to consumption.
“We are committed to innovation and providing the highest quality products to our customers,” said Chalmers Carr, owner, president and CEO of Titan Farms.
“I am thrilled to work with Verdant Technologies to bring their HarvestHold Fresh solution to Titan Farms. This partnership will enable us to increase the shelf life and freshness of our peaches to customers while reducing waste throughout the supply chain.”
Titan Farms has worked with Verdant Technologies over the last two years, conducting trials to demonstrate the benefits of HarvestHold Fresh on peaches. Through their collaborative research, the company saw results in less fruit pressure drop in storage and transit between the control and treated groups, regardless of variety.
“Working together with Titan Farms, we’re helping set the bar for freshness and simplicity,” said Gordon Robertson, CEO of Verdant Technologies.
“Titan Farms is an industry leader and we are honored to partner with them to help deliver high-quality peaches. This collaboration will have lasting effects on reducing shrink at retail and providing consumers with an improved peach eating experience. We are proud to be part of this effort and look forward to seeing the positive impacts this partnership will have throughout the industry.”
HarvestHold Fresh by Verdant Technologies is the first of the company’s patented products available in the U.S. marketplace. As fruits and vegetables are harvested, growers and packers insert a recyclable sheet of HarvestHold Fresh into packaging from which 1-MCP is released using a plant’s natural chemistry.
Founded in 1999 by Chalmers and Lori Anne Carr, Titan Farms is a grower, packer and shipper of fresh peaches and vegetables. Titan Farms has more than 6,000 acres of peaches, bell peppers, broccoli and eggplant.