How palm fruit is picked? Harvesting palm fruit involves cutting a bunch from the tree, and letting it fall to the ground by gravity. The process of pruning the palm leaves may damage, the fruit to expose the base of the bunches for cutting.
When a bunch (weighing about 25 kg) fell to the ground, the impact would bruise the fruit. During the loading and unloading of fruit bundles into and out of the container, the fruit is more likely to be scratched. How palm fruit is picked?
Studies have shown that if a fruit is bruised, the FFA of the damaged part of the fruit can rapidly increase to 60% within an hour. As such, the composition and quality within the bundles vary widely, depending on how worn the bundles are.