Widely used for packaging fruits and vegetables, cartons are typically made of paperboard or corrugated cardboard and come in various sizes and shapes. Cartons provide good protection and stackability and can be customized with ventilation holes or liners to control moisture and airflow.
These rigid containers are made of wood, plastic, or metal, and have slatted sides or bottoms to allow for air circulation and drainage. Crates are commonly used for transporting bulk quantities of produce, especially heavier fruits and vegetables such as melons or root crops. They offer durability and are reusable.
Pallets are flat platforms used for stacking and moving large quantities of packaged fruits and vegetables. They are typically made of wood, plastic, or metal, and are compatible with forklifts or pallet jacks. Produce is often loaded onto pallets in cartons, crates, or bins for efficient handling and storage.
These baskets are made from wicker, bamboo, or plastic, and are often used for premium or specialty produce, including berries, cherries, or gourmet vegetables. Hampers provide an attractive presentation and excellent airflow, making them ideal for gift packs or retail displays.
Also known as bulk bins or totes, these large containers are used for storing and shipping bulk quantities of produce. They are typically made of plastic or wood, and can hold several hundred kilograms of fruits or vegetables. Bins have a sturdy construction and multiple access points—which makes them practical for products such as apples, citrus fruits, or potatoes.
Bags & pouches
Certain fruits and vegetables are often packaged in bags or pouches made of various materials, including plastic, mesh, or breathable films. These packages provide protection and visibility—and can be easily sealed and resealed. Shippers involved with produce transportation often use them for products such as onions, citrus fruits, or leafy greens.