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Canary Islands Banana
Banana
Canary Islands Banana
Canary Islands Banana (Musa acuminata Colla (AAA))
Cavendish variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Intense sweet flavour, high sugar and low starch content.  
Technical:   Calibre: minimal length 14 cm. Approx. weight: 165 g  
Physical/Chemical:   Total sugar 10%, starch 5-8%. pH 5.5  
Organoleptic: Skin with small characteristic dark spots, intense odour (banana impact).
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (10-17 kg).
Storage conditions: At 11 °C for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Banana
Banana (Musa cavendishii)
Cavendish variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Lower sugar and higher starch content (as compared to Musa acuminata)  
Technical:   Calibre: 39 mm; length 20-23 cm/finger. Approx. weight: 170 g Firmness: 3.5 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   2.5 °Bx pH 5.6-5.8  
Organoleptic: Firm fruit with uniformly coloured skin.
 
Market presentation. Bottomed cardboard box with lid, splits and vacuum sleeve (16-19.5 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10 °C for transport; at 12 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Melon
Watermelon
Canary Islands Banana
Canary Islands Banana (Musa acuminata Colla (AAA))
Cavendish variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Intense sweet flavour, high sugar and low starch content.  
Technical:   Calibre: minimal length 14 cm. Approx. weight: 165 g  
Physical/Chemical:   Total sugar 10%, starch 5-8%. pH 5.5  
Organoleptic: Skin with small characteristic dark spots, intense odour (banana impact).
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (10-17 kg).
Storage conditions: At 11 °C for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Banana
Banana (Musa cavendishii)
Cavendish variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Lower sugar and higher starch content (as compared to Musa acuminata)  
Technical:   Calibre: 39 mm; length 20-23 cm/finger. Approx. weight: 170 g Firmness: 3.5 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   2.5 °Bx pH 5.6-5.8  
Organoleptic: Firm fruit with uniformly coloured skin.
 
Market presentation. Bottomed cardboard box with lid, splits and vacuum sleeve (16-19.5 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10 °C for transport; at 12 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Melon
Christmas melon (Cucumis melo L.)
Grand Prix and Asturias varieties; Cucurbitaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Green, blotched skin; white to yellowish flesh with a small inner cavity or placenta.  
Technical:   Calibres: 4 (2.5-3 kg), 5 (2-2.5 kg), 6 (1.5-2 kg). Firmness: 1.5 kg.  
Physical/Chemical:   12.5 °Bx pH 6  
Organoleptic: Non-fragrant, compact, crunchy and very sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (16 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-12 °C and 85-90% RH and 10% ventilation for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   2-3 months.  
Watermelon
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
Lola and Quetzalli varieties; Cucurbitaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Smooth, dark-green skin; deep red flesh. The Lola variety lacks any seeds, while the Quetzalli variety does carry seeds.  
Technical:   Calibres: 3 (5.3 kg), 4 (4 kg), 5 (3.2 kg), 6 (2.6 kg); firmness 1.5 kg.  
Physical/Chemical:   12.5 °Bx pH 6
Organoleptic: Fragrant, compact, granular, crunchy and sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (16 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-12 °C and 85-90% RH and 10% ventilation for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   2-3 months.  
Yellow pineapple
Mango
Yellow pineapple
Yellow pineapple (Ananas comosus)
MD2 hybrid, Gold variety (PRI #7.3.11.4); Bromeliaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   High sugar and vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 5, 6 and 7. Approx. weight: 800-1200 g  
Physical/Chemical:   12 °Bx pH 3.4-4.5  
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy, sweet and highly fragrant flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (12 kg).
Storage conditions: At 6.5-7.5 °C for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   5 weeks; product is disinfected, wax-coated and protected to increase quality and shelf-life.  
Mango
Mango (Mangifera indica L.)
Palmer and Tommy Atkins varieties; Anacardiaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid or oblong fruit with green- and red-shaded skin.  
Technical:   Calibres: 6 (0.6-0.7 kg), 7 (0.52-0.62 kg), 8 (0.45-0.55 kg), 9 (0.4-0.5 kg), 10 (0.35-0.42 kg). Firmness: 8-12 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   6-10 °Bx pH 3.7-4.2  
Organoleptic: Pulpy, firm, fragrant flesh, ranging from sweet to slightly sour flavour.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-11 °C and 85-95% RH for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   3 weeks.  
Lime
Canary Islands Banana
Canary Islands Banana (Musa acuminata Colla (AAA))
Cavendish variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Intense sweet flavour, high sugar and low starch content.  
Technical:   Calibre: minimal length 14 cm. Approx. weight: 165 g  
Physical/Chemical:   Total sugar 10%, starch 5-8%. pH 5.5  
Organoleptic: Skin with small characteristic dark spots, intense odour (banana impact).
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (10-17 kg).
Storage conditions: At 11 °C for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Banana
Banana (Musa cavendishii)
Cavendish variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Lower sugar and higher starch content (as compared to Musa acuminata)  
Technical:   Calibre: 39 mm; length 20-23 cm/finger. Approx. weight: 170 g Firmness: 3.5 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   2.5 °Bx pH 5.6-5.8  
Organoleptic: Firm fruit with uniformly coloured skin.
 
Market presentation. Bottomed cardboard box with lid, splits and vacuum sleeve (16-19.5 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10 °C for transport; at 12 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Melon
Christmas melon (Cucumis melo L.)
Grand Prix and Asturias varieties; Cucurbitaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Green, blotched skin; white to yellowish flesh with a small inner cavity or placenta.  
Technical:   Calibres: 4 (2.5-3 kg), 5 (2-2.5 kg), 6 (1.5-2 kg). Firmness: 1.5 kg.  
Physical/Chemical:   12.5 °Bx pH 6  
Organoleptic: Non-fragrant, compact, crunchy and very sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (16 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-12 °C and 85-90% RH and 10% ventilation for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   2-3 months.  
Watermelon
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
Lola and Quetzalli varieties; Cucurbitaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Smooth, dark-green skin; deep red flesh. The Lola variety lacks any seeds, while the Quetzalli variety does carry seeds.  
Technical:   Calibres: 3 (5.3 kg), 4 (4 kg), 5 (3.2 kg), 6 (2.6 kg); firmness 1.5 kg.  
Physical/Chemical:   12.5 °Bx pH 6
Organoleptic: Fragrant, compact, granular, crunchy and sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (16 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-12 °C and 85-90% RH and 10% ventilation for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   2-3 months.  
Yellow pineapple
Yellow pineapple (Ananas comosus)
MD2 hybrid, Gold variety (PRI #7.3.11.4); Bromeliaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   High sugar and vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 5, 6 and 7. Approx. weight: 800-1200 g  
Physical/Chemical:   12 °Bx pH 3.4-4.5  
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy, sweet and highly fragrant flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (12 kg).
Storage conditions: At 6.5-7.5 °C for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   5 weeks; product is disinfected, wax-coated and protected to increase quality and shelf-life.  
Mango
Mango (Mangifera indica L.)
Palmer and Tommy Atkins varieties; Anacardiaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid or oblong fruit with green- and red-shaded skin.  
Technical:   Calibres: 6 (0.6-0.7 kg), 7 (0.52-0.62 kg), 8 (0.45-0.55 kg), 9 (0.4-0.5 kg), 10 (0.35-0.42 kg). Firmness: 8-12 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   6-10 °Bx pH 3.7-4.2  
Organoleptic: Pulpy, firm, fragrant flesh, ranging from sweet to slightly sour flavour.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-11 °C and 85-95% RH for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   3 weeks.  
Lime
Lime (Citrus latifolia)
Persian and Tahiti varieties; Rutaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Oval, particularly flavourful fruit with a high vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 36 and 64. Approx. weight: 90-190 g ; Øeq. 5-8.3 cm.  
Physical/Chemical:   9 °Bx pH 3
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy and highly fragrant flesh
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 7-10 °C and 85-90% RH for transport; at 9-10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   6-8 weeks  
Papaya
Yellow pineapple
Yellow pineapple (Ananas comosus)
MD2 hybrid, Gold variety (PRI #7.3.11.4); Bromeliaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   High sugar and vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 5, 6 and 7. Approx. weight: 800-1200 g  
Physical/Chemical:   12 °Bx pH 3.4-4.5  
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy, sweet and highly fragrant flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (12 kg).
Storage conditions: At 6.5-7.5 °C for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   5 weeks; product is disinfected, wax-coated and protected to increase quality and shelf-life.  
Mango
Mango (Mangifera indica L.)
Palmer and Tommy Atkins varieties; Anacardiaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid or oblong fruit with green- and red-shaded skin.  
Technical:   Calibres: 6 (0.6-0.7 kg), 7 (0.52-0.62 kg), 8 (0.45-0.55 kg), 9 (0.4-0.5 kg), 10 (0.35-0.42 kg). Firmness: 8-12 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   6-10 °Bx pH 3.7-4.2  
Organoleptic: Pulpy, firm, fragrant flesh, ranging from sweet to slightly sour flavour.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10-11 °C and 85-95% RH for transport; at 10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   3 weeks.  
Lime
Lime (Citrus latifolia)
Persian and Tahiti varieties; Rutaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Oval, particularly flavourful fruit with a high vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 36 and 64. Approx. weight: 90-190 g ; Øeq. 5-8.3 cm.  
Physical/Chemical:   9 °Bx pH 3
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy and highly fragrant flesh
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 7-10 °C and 85-90% RH for transport; at 9-10 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   6-8 weeks  
Papaya
Papaya (Carica papaya L.)
Formosa variety; Caricaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid berry with inner cavity containing the seeds; yellow-orange to red flesh.  
Technical:   Calibres: 3 (1500-1700 g) and 4 (1100-1300 g). Firmness: 6-8 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   10-14 °Bx pH 5  
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy flesh with a sweet delicate flavour.
 
Market presentation. Die cut cardboard boxes with plastic foam protectors (4.5 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10 °C and 85-90% RH for transport; at 7-13 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   1-3 weeks.  
Plantain
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple
Plantain
Plantain (Musa sp.)
Barraganete variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Thick green skin; flesh containing approx. 65% of water.  
Technical:   Length: 22-30 cm/finger. Approx. weight: 300-400 g  
Physical/Chemical:   1.5 °Bx pH 4.5  
Organoleptic: Firm flesh, low sugar content.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (20 kg).
Storage conditions: At 13-14 °C and 90-95% RH for transport; at 10-12 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple (Ananas comosus).
MD2 hybrid, Gold variety; Bromeliaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Higher sugar and vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 6 and 7. Approx. weight: 1700-2000 g  
Physical/Chemical:   12 °Bx pH 3.4-4.5  
Organoleptic: Twice as sweet as the conventional pineapple variety and with a firm, juicy, highly-fragrant and extra-sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (12 kg).
Storage conditions: At 7,5 °C for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   5 weeks; product is disinfected, wax-coated and protected to increase quality and shelf-life.  
Cassava
Hass Avocado
Plantain
Plantain (Musa sp.)
Barraganete variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Thick green skin; flesh containing approx. 65% of water.  
Technical:   Length: 22-30 cm/finger. Approx. weight: 300-400 g  
Physical/Chemical:   1.5 °Bx pH 4.5  
Organoleptic: Firm flesh, low sugar content.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (20 kg).
Storage conditions: At 13-14 °C and 90-95% RH for transport; at 10-12 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple (Ananas comosus).
MD2 hybrid, Gold variety; Bromeliaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Higher sugar and vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 6 and 7. Approx. weight: 1700-2000 g  
Physical/Chemical:   12 °Bx pH 3.4-4.5  
Organoleptic: Twice as sweet as the conventional pineapple variety and with a firm, juicy, highly-fragrant and extra-sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (12 kg).
Storage conditions: At 7,5 °C for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   5 weeks; product is disinfected, wax-coated and protected to increase quality and shelf-life.  
Cassava
Cassava (Manihot esculenta)
Algodón variety; Euphorbiaceae; non-climacteric.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Root with less cooking time and with no bitterness. Soft, fibreless flesh.  
Technical:   Calibre ( Øeq. in cm): A (3.5-7.5); B (7.6-9.90); C (≥10). Approx. weight > 300 g. Length > 20 cm.  
Physical/Chemical:   6.5 °Bx pH 6  
Organoleptic: Hard non-sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (18 kg).
Storage conditions: At 0-5 °C and 85-90% RH for transport; at 3 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   6-8 weeks.  
Hass Avocado
Avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
Hass variety, Lauraceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid fruit featuring a dark-green, thick, wrinkled skin; oily, cream- to green-yellowish coloured flesh.  
Technical:   Calibres: 10 (390-300 g); 14 (258-313 g); 16 (227-274 g); 18 (203-243 g); 20 (184-217 g); 22 (165-196 g). Firmness: 2.8 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   1.9 °Bx pH 6.61  
Organoleptic: Firm, creamy texture. No sweet or sour flavours present.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box with splits (4 kg).
Storage conditions:     At 3-7 °C and 80-90% RH for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Sweet Potato
Portuguese Kiwi
Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatasLam.)
California, Beauregard and Covington varieties; Convolvulaceae; non-climacteric product.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Medium-sized, round- or oblong-shaped tuberous root with a pale red skin and orange flesh.  
Technical:   Calibre: small/medium Approx. weight: 90-250/251-400 g  
Physical/Chemical:   7-10 °Bx pH 6.3-6.8
Organoleptic: Sweet flavour (contains sucrose), firm smooth flesh, uniformly-coloured skin.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (15 kg).
Storage conditions: At 11-15 °C, 80-85% RH and good ventilation for transport; at 12-15 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4-7 months.  
Portuguese Kiwi
Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa).
Actinidiaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid fruits of varying size and covered by a thin, brown, slightly hairy skin.  
Technical:   Calibres: 20 (85-100 g); 36 (80-85 g); 39 (75-80 g); 42 (70-75 g). Firmness: 7 kg.  
Physical/Chemical:   7-9 °Bx pH 3-4
Organoleptic: Firm, sweet, fragrant flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 6-7 °C and 90-95% RH for transport; at 0 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   3-5 weeks.  
Papaya
Papaya (Carica papaya L.)
Formosa variety; Caricaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid berry with inner cavity containing the seeds; yellow-orange to red flesh.  
Technical:   Calibres: 3 (1500-1700 g) and 4 (1100-1300 g). Firmness: 6-8 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   10-14 °Bx pH 5  
Organoleptic: Firm, juicy flesh with a sweet delicate flavour.
 
Market presentation. Die cut cardboard boxes with plastic foam protectors (4.5 kg).
Storage conditions: At 10 °C and 85-90% RH for transport; at 7-13 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   1-3 weeks.  
Plantain
Plantain (Musa sp.)
Barraganete variety; Musaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Thick green skin; flesh containing approx. 65% of water.  
Technical:   Length: 22-30 cm/finger. Approx. weight: 300-400 g  
Physical/Chemical:   1.5 °Bx pH 4.5  
Organoleptic: Firm flesh, low sugar content.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (20 kg).
Storage conditions: At 13-14 °C and 90-95% RH for transport; at 10-12 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple
Del Monte Gold® Pineapple (Ananas comosus).
MD2 hybrid, Gold variety; Bromeliaceae; non-climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Higher sugar and vitamin C content.  
Technical:   Calibres: 6 and 7. Approx. weight: 1700-2000 g  
Physical/Chemical:   12 °Bx pH 3.4-4.5  
Organoleptic: Twice as sweet as the conventional pineapple variety and with a firm, juicy, highly-fragrant and extra-sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (12 kg).
Storage conditions: At 7,5 °C for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   5 weeks; product is disinfected, wax-coated and protected to increase quality and shelf-life.  
Cassava
Cassava (Manihot esculenta)
Algodón variety; Euphorbiaceae; non-climacteric.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Root with less cooking time and with no bitterness. Soft, fibreless flesh.  
Technical:   Calibre ( Øeq. in cm): A (3.5-7.5); B (7.6-9.90); C (≥10). Approx. weight > 300 g. Length > 20 cm.  
Physical/Chemical:   6.5 °Bx pH 6  
Organoleptic: Hard non-sweet flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (18 kg).
Storage conditions: At 0-5 °C and 85-90% RH for transport; at 3 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   6-8 weeks.  
Hass Avocado
Avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
Hass variety, Lauraceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid fruit featuring a dark-green, thick, wrinkled skin; oily, cream- to green-yellowish coloured flesh.  
Technical:   Calibres: 10 (390-300 g); 14 (258-313 g); 16 (227-274 g); 18 (203-243 g); 20 (184-217 g); 22 (165-196 g). Firmness: 2.8 kg  
Physical/Chemical:   1.9 °Bx pH 6.61  
Organoleptic: Firm, creamy texture. No sweet or sour flavours present.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box with splits (4 kg).
Storage conditions:     At 3-7 °C and 80-90% RH for transport; at 7 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4 weeks.  
Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatasLam.)
California, Beauregard and Covington varieties; Convolvulaceae; non-climacteric product.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Medium-sized, round- or oblong-shaped tuberous root with a pale red skin and orange flesh.  
Technical:   Calibre: small/medium Approx. weight: 90-250/251-400 g  
Physical/Chemical:   7-10 °Bx pH 6.3-6.8
Organoleptic: Sweet flavour (contains sucrose), firm smooth flesh, uniformly-coloured skin.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (15 kg).
Storage conditions: At 11-15 °C, 80-85% RH and good ventilation for transport; at 12-15 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   4-7 months.  
Portuguese Kiwi
Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa).
Actinidiaceae; climacteric fruit.
 
Characteristics
Differential:   Ovoid fruits of varying size and covered by a thin, brown, slightly hairy skin.  
Technical:   Calibres: 20 (85-100 g); 36 (80-85 g); 39 (75-80 g); 42 (70-75 g). Firmness: 7 kg.  
Physical/Chemical:   7-9 °Bx pH 3-4
Organoleptic: Firm, sweet, fragrant flesh.
 
Market presentation. Corrugated cardboard box (4 kg).
Storage conditions: At 6-7 °C and 90-95% RH for transport; at 0 °C for storage.
Estimated shelf-life:   3-5 weeks.