Cold Storage for Vegetables and Fruits

Storing fruit and vegetables involves a lot of variables such as the age and origin of produce, which determine the ideal conditions for fresh produce to be stored in.

We’ll be looking at why cold storage is the optimal refrigeration solution to stock and distribute fresh produce.

Benefits of Using Commercial Refrigeration

The deterioration of fruit and veg begins from the moment fresh produce is harvested. Most vegetables and fruits have a ‘freshness lifespan’ of no more than a few days after which bacteria begins to develop. So for starters, a cold storage solution is certainly required.

Cold storage units provide low temperatures which halt the growth of fungi and other possible bacteria, ensuring that the spoilage of produce is minimised.

The real question is which cold storage solution do you need?

Refrigerated containers and blast freezers are the two most popular storage options for the majority of vegetables and selected fruits.

Both of these cold storage units have varied temperature ranges for both freezing and chilling options, with ours providing ranges of -40°C to +10°C, allowing you to preserve the quality and maintain safety of your produce.

Fruit & Veg Storage

The most ingenious benefit of cold storage for vegetables and fruits is that their settings can be highly customised depending on what is being stored. Different types of fruit and veg will require different levels of temperature and humidity – this is something you’d be able to control.

Cold storage units also come in a variety of sizes, ranging from low-cost mini chillers which are perfect for caterers and small businesses, to mega cold stores made with large distributors in mind.


All our cold storage units for fruit and vegetables are also HACCP compliant. So whether you require a commercial refrigeration solution to expand your business or are considering tapping into the market, a tailored cold storage solution from CRS will efficiently meet your repository needs.

Intrigued? Find out more about the range of fruit and vegetable cold stores.

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Published by: CRS Cold Storage