5 months storage for table grape, keeping a green stem: testimony of a South-Western France grower about the interests of storage in controlled atmosphere modules:
“I use the Janny controlled atmosphere modules for the storage of Muscat and Chasselas grapes, I am satisfied with this equipment. I use it to store grapes up to almost 5 months, from September to January-February.
The key point with the modules is to reserve the long-term storage to healthy and clean grapes. It is the same about the stem quality: if it is green at the beginning of the storage, then when the lids are opened we find back a green stem.
To me, the main interest is to be able to extend my sales period: thanks to storage in the modules I can keep on selling grapes when others do not have anymore, and that is really interesting from the economic point of view. Especially because at these periods, we can sell at higher prices.
The other big asset of the modules is that it is an equipment that can be used multiple times during the year with different commodities. I use them for table grape, but also for cherry, plum, apple, apricot, and as a consequence the investment is more rapidly depreciated.
This is a storage solution that I can easily advise to table grape growers.”