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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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Project name Extending shelf life of cherries
Funding bodies Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program, Woolworths & University of Tasmania
Lead researcher Associate Professor Dugald Close
Student Claire McCrory
Partners Hansen Orchards, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Cherries tend to be a summer treat, but what if they were available fresh in the supermarket until Autumn?

PhD candidate Claire McCrory is working to extend the shelf life of sweet cherries. She is investigating how the supply chain, including temperature and logistics processes, affects cherry quality.

She is also looking into different types of packaging that will better withstand different temperatures and comparing these to grape bags. Find out more