Temperature Chart for Perishables

Commodity

Maximum Storage Time (in days)

Optimum Transport Temperature (in °C)

Fresh fruits

 

Min

Max

Apples

90 – 240

-1.1

 

Bananas

7 – 28

12

14

Kiwis

28 – 84

0

 

Watermelons

14 – 21

10

 

Nectarines

14 – 28

-0.5

 

Grapes

56 – 180

-1.1

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetables (fresh)

 

 

 

Mushrooms

12 – 17

0

 

Lettuce

14 – 21

0

 

Potatoes

56 – 140

10

12

Tomatoes (green)

21 -28

13.3

 

Asparagus

14 – 21

2.2

 

 

 

 

 

Plants

 

 

 

Yucca palms

10 -14

10

 

Flower bulbs

60 – 380

7.2

15

 

 

 

 

Meat (fresh)

 

 

 

Beef,  Veal,  Lamb

 

 

 

Pork, Poultry

14 -18

-1.7

 

 

 

 

 

Meat (frozen)

 

 

 

Dried beef (sliced)

21 – 28

5.0

 

 

 

 

 

Fish (frozen)

 

 

 

Shrimps

-20.0

-17.8

Lobster

-23.3

-20.5

 

 

 

 

Poultry and eggs