TOMATOES - while this is technically a fruit, it is considered by most to be in the vegetable family. It is available year round as it is grown in several countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Netherlands. The optimal transit temperature is about 13 degrees Centigrade (55 degrees F) at a relative humidity at 90-95% for mature green tomatoes. For firm ripe produce, the temperature and rh levels are lower, 10 degrees C (50 F) and 55-60% respectively.
Tomatoes are generally loose bulk packed in two piece fiberboard cartons, each with a separate lid/cover.
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VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (Fresh)