Case prevention of Botrytis in packed flowers
One of the leading importers in the UK for fresh flowers (mainly roses) from Columbia has tested our Weber vacuum coolers extensively, and made a full report, of which we are allowed to share the conclusions with you:
Vacuum Cooling reduces moisture in packed flowers. Therefore there is hardly any Botrytis thanks to dryer conditions in the sleeve.
“Vacuum cooling is a quick, effective approach to reducing temperature
… removing condensation from sleeves has positive effects on botrytis reduction
… time (along with pressure) is a critical factor in the cooling process
… vacuum cooling at the arrival site does not have any detrimental effect on vase performance, but is positive for the reduction of rejects & complaints”.