Frozen Fruit and Thawing Instructions

Freezing

  • Freezing fruit for processing at a later date should be clean and free of debris.
  • It should be packed in small, solid lugs or in bags to catch juice when thawing.
  • Freeze as quickly as possible (Flash Freeze).

Thawing

  • Thaw the fruit carefully and ensure complete thaw before the processing date.
  • Thaw slowly at cool temperatures, no warmer than 4°C.
  • Packages or containers should be spread out for faster thawing time.
  • Thawing may take several days, this should be taken into account when booking.
  • The fruit spoils quickly after thawing and should be processed as soon as possible. Moldy fruit will be turned away.