Building on a scientific foundation
TOMRA Food possesses what is believed to be the world's largest library of fruit data, acquired from hundreds of thousands of fruit samples and analyzed for factors such as flavor, firmness, storage potential, defects, and the influence of weather conditions. It is this strong scientific foundation of fruit knowledge that the Research Orchard will build on.
TOMRA Fresh Food’s Commodity Science Team Lead, Brittany Jaine, commented: “For scientific studies, we need high-quality data plus an understanding of the full history of each piece of fruit we analyze. The Research Orchard provides a controlled source of fruit, where we know all pre- and post-harvest conditions, such as climate, irrigation, sprays, and handling. From this base, we can draw accurate conclusions with confidence.”