Simply toss a sachet (packet) of Hazel 100 into the bin or box of produce. Requiring no additional training, equipment, or infrastructure, Hazel 100 is the simplest way to effectively treat your crop with 1-MCP.
Delayed Aging Technology
How It Works
Hazel 100 comes in two sizes and over 15 crop-specific formulations.
Once "applied" or tossed into the box or bin of the harvested crop, Hazel 100 immediately beings emitting a controlled, slow release of 1-MCP gas, which continuously blocks the emission and absorption of ethylene receptors on the surface of your produce.
Through the simple application of Hazel 100, crops stay fresh, maintain firmness, and retain color for +40% longer - all while remaining EPA residue exempt.
There are a lot of products out there that can claim shelf life extension, and we've tested quite a few frankly but the ease of the way Hazel Technologies is integrated into our supply chain and the effectiveness was clearly the winner over some of the other technologies we looked at.
I heard about Hazel through our lime supplier, London Fruit. We started adding their product, Hazel 100, to our limes, and it’s really helped us with the shelf life for our retail customers. Since we’ve been using it, I don’t think we’ve had any problems, but if we have had any problems, it was very minor. I think it is a win-win for everybody.
Hazel 100 is a very cost-effective value-add that helps extend lime shelf life for our customers. The product provides them with a sense of security, especially right now, near the end of the summer when limes turn yellow so quickly. It’s the perfect product to extend their shelf-life.
We were honestly blown away by the quality we saw after trying out Hazel 100 sachets. We had heard about the great results they have seen with apples but were amazed by the increase in shelf-life we saw for our pears. Knowing that more fruit is getting to our retailers' ripe and ready for the produce floor makes us excited to use Hazel products on our apples, pears, and peaches this year.
We are excited to incorporate Hazel Technologies' products into our supply chain to protect our diverse and delicate fig varieties. Hazel Tech sachets are easy-to-use and will allow us to reach our customers with higher quality fruit across both global and domestic markets.
In our extensive testing, we found that the Hazel 100 for melons resulted in a 45% longer shelf life with our honeydew melons and a vastly improved eating experience 21 days after harvest.
In this trial, we found that D’Anjou pears with Hazel 100 had significantly higher firmness than control pears following 31 days. Hazel Tech pears also had a lower color loss and lower ethylene production following 31 days.
We are looking forward to our second Black Mission season when we will use the new sachet from Hazel Technologies. Our own testing with figs has shown that it has slowed ripening and led to a longer shelf life. We are excited to roll this out and hopefully make a difference for us and our customers.
We are thrilled to partner with Hazel and to consider expanding our export program with better control of product arrivals.
Hazel 100 will help us bring okra, one of the fastest growing items in retail produce aisles, to the consumer fresher than it ever has been before. Using this technology will help us dramatically increase the condition and lower shrink of each shipment.
Extend the shelf-life of your product
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon after harvest should I be applying the Hazel 100?
As soon after picking as possible. After the fruit is picked, its "shelf life clock" begins to tick. The sooner you apply Hazel 100, the least amount of ethylene will be released or absorbed.
Do you offer samples?
Yes, we do. But first, we'd need to learn a bit more about your specific needs and supply chain. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, we'll talk, and send some out to you.
Does one Hazel 100 sachet work for every kind of crop/commodity?
No. Each crop has a different sensitivity to 1-MCP and requires its own, specific dosage amount of Hazel. If you grow a variety of crops and are interested in how Hazel can treat one, some or all of them. Reach out and we can talk through a customized strategy.
Is Hazel 100 an alternative to "fogging" treatments?
Yes. While the end result is the same, the process and use cases are different. Unlike traditional "fogging" treatments which require a sealed room to be effective, Hazel 100 is more versatile and can be execute successful treatments in almost any storage environment.