Grapes, a commodity loved by consumers.

Mostly demanded as a between-meal food, it is also consumed as a dessert and ingredient. Botanically a berry, the delicious fruit is fun to eat, but growing, distributing, and marketing it is not simple.

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Grape Quality Specifications

Visual appearance is crucial, but internal quality attributes are equally vital to marketability of grapes. That's why grape quality processes measuring Brix, i.e., sugar content along with color, size, and weight.

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External quality

Grapes have to be attractive with good external attributes to match market specifications.

The common grape quality parameters are color, shape, size. maturity, skin firmness, pulp stability, stalk strength and color

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Internal quality

The sugar to acid ratio determines the sweetness of grapes. Called the Total Soluble Solids (TSS) content, the metric for assessing is °Brix.

One degree of Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution. Each variety of grape has a different Brix content, creating a unique taste.

Defects In Grape Quality

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Major defects
Insects: evidence of live insects.
Diseases: fungal or bacterial rots with decaying areas.
Physical/Pest Damage: chemical spray residue.
Temperature Injury: freeze damaged with soft, flabby, dull or browning berries or desiccated or heat injury with soft, or shriveled berries.
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Minor defects
Physical Damage: bleaching, Sulphur injury, squashed, split, or broken skin.
Temperature Injury: Sunburn with brown/cream scalding.
Physiological Disorder: greenish-brown discoloration, slight dehydration of bunch stems, stem end ring splits or vertical splits, or shatter berries.
Blemishes: russet-like scarring (insect damage), dark superficial rub/abrasion marks, hail marks, sunburn, or other unsightly blemishes.
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Digitizing grape quality

A perfect grape doesn’t exist. The idea behind a flawless grape varies based on the varietal, country, and consumer taste. The large and plump Thompson seedless grapes are considered the most delicious in some parts of the US. The bright, curved, and long Sonaka grape is loved in India. The Kyoho grape is preferred in Japan.

That’s why our technology matches grape parameters to your specifications, ensuring your grape quality is precisely what your buyers demand. Intello Track uses AI and computer vision to objectively measure, record and track grape quality.

How Intello Track Works

Grapes are one of the most technical and industry-regulated commodities. That’s why optimizing and standardizing grape quality is essential to growing a business. 

Intello Track offers you two paths to better grape quality, fewer rejections and increased ROI. It is available as a mobile app, web-based platform and a boxed setup that can be integrated with your current sorting or grading machines.

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