Two key issues in Finger lime production are
- Identifying fruit with blemish or defects.
- Assessing the maturity and sugar content of the fruit
To address these critical challenges, Finger limes Fresh has developed a customised, computerised grading machine that sorts the finger limes by colour , length, major defects and sugar content (NIR)
The finger limes are sorted by the grader after washing/ scrubbing in 150ppm hypochlorite and then pass through a drying tunnel.
The sorted finger limes may be further waxed and sold as bulk fresh or frozen product in one kilo units.Smaller varieties of finger limes (up to 5cm) are packed in 150g punnets.