• Apple tree

    The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe.

  • Apple Picking

    Apples picked at the correct stage of maturity ripen and develop the full flavour and aroma of that particular cultivar.The purpose for which you are picking the fruit determines the optimum picking maturity. Fruit for long-term controlled atmosphere and low oxygen storage is usually picked slightly less mature to maximize storage success than fruit destined for short-term storage. However, if fruit is picked too early (when it is still growing) you will sacrifice fruit size.

  • Apple Segregation

    Apple fruits are loaded on to the long tables after being transported to the collection area from the garden. Apple is segregated by size, quality and maturity. Damaged fruit is discarded and the good ones are stored seperately in large platic trays. Apple is handled with utmost care, making sure the handlers have the dry thin plastic gloves on and the area is free from dampness.

  • Apple Packing

    Apple fruits are packed in 10 Kg and 4 Kg crates. The crate is then covered with a plastic cover which is criss-crossed with plastic strings to prevent fruit from falling over while transporting. The crates design for 10/4 Kg is the same except that 4 Kg crate dimensions are small and carry less fruits.

  • Apple crates arrangement

    Apple fruits are palletized in 7 rows and 3 column formation onto a wooden base which is designed to be easily fork-lifted during its various stages of transportation. Three such 7 row X 3 column formation is arranged on the wooden base.

  • Apple crates Palletization

    The wooden base is then placed into the wooden pallet structure displayed above to prevent the cubic block from falling over. The structure is made of hard wood and is well hinged at its end to absorb any force which might result from the movement of the crates inside the structure.

  • Apple container stuffing

    The picture above shows the wooden pallets stuffed inside the 40' container. The remaining crates are arranged in a tight and symmertric fashion on top of the other to prevent any movement of the crates.The container is then sealed and then sent to the port to be loaded onto the ship and on the way to its destination.

  • Apple container

    The picture above shows the container stuffed with apples with one door locked. More crates are added to fill up the visible empty space on the left of the container and the other other part of the door is then closed as well. The container is sealed, locked and is set into motion to its destination.