Can offer many advantages for the flower growers, as well as their logistic partners. The last group is already using vacuum cooling on many airports, both on the departing and the arrival side. Further improvement on quality, yield, cost saving etc. can be realized by vacuum cooling closer to the source, at the farm. The faster you start lowering the flower temperature, the longer the transportation time can be, without reducing vase life.
Once harvested, all flowers will get stress. This stress results in respiration (breathing) and transpiration (sweating). Both are mainly triggered by temperature. By quick pre-cooling both respiration & transpiration can be reduced by 75% or more, resulting in quality preservation and minimizing the botrytis risk, thus reducing on reject & waste!