FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Peak Harvest is an Agricultural Technology company that is focused on improving the global food waste situation, and is specifically focused on improving fruit and vegetable losses, which is a segment facing among the highest rates of waste at almost 50%.
FreshXtend is a patented, liquid formulation that has been proven through years of extensive field trials, to enhance the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. FreshXtend is designed to be applied by growers at the farm level either pre-harvest or post-harvest.
Absolutely! The primary active ingredient in FreshXtend is organic and occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables, and all ingredients in FreshXtend are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. In fact, Peak Harvest is currently in the process of applying for the ’Organic’ Certification by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The benefits vary by crop, but some of the additional benefits that FreshXtend provides include improved sweetness and nutritional quality, reduced loss in weight, lower fruit drop meaning an increase in yields, and all of these positive benefits are enhanced through cold storage.
FreshXtend has been proven to significantly improve the quality and shelf life on over 15 fruits and vegetables including mangos, bananas, apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, guava, greenhouse tomatoes, and bell peppers. We are continuing to conduct field trials on additional crops, and are confident this list will grow.
FreshXtend may be applied by conventional pre-harvest spraying techniques, or by a post-harvest dip. Both applications methods are low in labor intensity.
FreshXtend has no adverse effect on the taste or smell of produce. Zero residue remains on the produce 24 hours after they are sprayed or dipped.
FreshXtend is not currently available for purchase, but will become available in limited markets in 2021. If you are interested in more details, we welcome you to reach out to Peak Harvest.