Maturity Testing

TQAS perform Maturity Testing of Table Grapes on behalf of the Agricultural Produce Commission to assist with monitoring legislated maturity standards which apply to all table grapes sold in Western Australia.

We also perform Maturity Testing for Apples, Citrus and Stone Fruit for Fruitwest and DAFWA as part of data collection surveys on behalf of peak industry grower bodies.

Maturity testing is performed by taking calibrated measures of TSS (Brix); calculating Sugar Acid Ratios; as well as measuring Fruit Pressures as applicable.

Samples are collected from points of sale across Western Australia including market floors, central pack houses, retail distribution centres and shops.

TQAS also offers pre-harvest maturity testing to fruit producers on a seasonal basis.

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