Growing tomatoes, Fruit losses, Mechanical handling.
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One of the major causes of fruit loss, and reduced quality with Geraldton tomatoes, is due to injuries suffered during handling. It is considered that the greatest immediate improvement in tomato quality, may be obtained by exercising greater care during the harvesting, grading and packing of the fruit.
Johnston, D. A.
"Tomato fruit quality - The effect of mechanical injury,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 7
, Article 16.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol7/iss3/16