Post harvest bleach dip for peaches
Read your article about Brown Spot on peaches and treating post harvest fruit with 10% bleach solution. Can Vinegar be substituted for the bleach? Thank you. Lauri Rager
Huntingdon County Pennsylvania
the short answer is no. Vinegar even with it's acid pH of 4.5 is still a safe haven for food safety bacteria issues even listeria which likes an acid environment. Stick to bleach.