Stonehill Produce – Packaging

Packaging

Our focus is filling our customers’ needs, not simply unloading our warehouse inventory. We offer a variety of options so each client can create their own custom order. We’re happy to send you photos of your fruit from our warehouse if you’d like to see it ahead of time, and we’ll keep you informed on the rare occasions of extreme weather conditions in Mexico (excessive rain, high winds or hail can damage fruit skin.)

Ripening Stages

There are five ripening stages, and we can help you select the right one based on the immediacy of your need and your storage capabilities:

  • Stage 1 fruit, called “Firm” or “Hard”, is very hard and not yet ready to eat
  • Stage 2 fruit, called “Pre-Conditioned”, will be ready to eat in about 3 days*
  • Stage 3 fruit, called “Breaking” will be ready to eat in about 2 days*
  • Stage 4 fruit, called “Firm Breaking” or “Firm Ripe”, will be fully ripe the next day*, or can be refrigerated for up to a week; it yields to gentle pressure and is good for slicing
  • Stage 5 fruit, called “Ripe”, is ready for all uses and will remain in this condition for 2-3 days*, or can be refrigerated for up to a week

*if stored at room temperature

Fruit Size

The size of the fruit can play a role in an avocado’s ripening time; for example, smaller fruit with a lower oil content will take longer to ripen than a larger fruit which may contain slightly more oil. Also, larger fruit have bigger pits, which can reduce the percentage of avocado yield per piece. We can help you select the right size based on your needs:

Fruit Size Chart

Size (largest to smallest) Weight Yield PLU code
36 count 10.7 oz 7.4 oz or 15/16 cup 4770
40 count 10.0 oz 7. oz or 7/8 cup 4225
48 count 7.7 oz 5.4 oz or 2/3 cup 4225
60 count 5.9 oz 3.9 oz or 1/2 cup 4046
70 count 5.0 oz 3.6 oz or 7/16 cup 4046
84 count 3.7 oz 2.6 oz or 1/3 cup 4046

Bag Configuration

Sizes Bag/Ct. Pcs.
84 14/6 84
70 14/5 70
60 15/4 60
48 12/4 48
36 9/4 36
36 12/3 36
36 18/2 36
32 8/4 32
32 11/3 32
32 16/2 32

Carton Configuration

25lbs Carton 4 Kilo Flat 6 Kilo Cartons
32 12 16
36 14 18
40 16 20
48 18 24
60 22 30
70 24 35