Dried Cherry or Pod

 

Dried Cherry or Pod
Dried Cherry or Pod
Español: Bola, guayaba, capulín, cereza seca
Français: Fève en cerise
Dried cherries or pods are a Primary (Category 1) defect: 1 piece = 1 full defect
Dry cherries that escape all wet and dry mill sorting devices are usually small peaberry cherries and they are difficult to hull. These small pods may originate from old trees, over-bearing or dead branches and therefore frequently contain defective beans: immature, sour, frozen, diseased fungus damaged and black beans.
Cup:There is commonly a defective bean inside the pod: underdeveloped, immature, overripe or otherwise diseased bean (often peaberry), which can transfer pulp, ferment, and moldy, dirty or phenolic tastes.
Consideration:Affects the appearance of green beans: if roasted, the dried husk may burn, creating smoky aromas and charcoal-like and bitter flavors
Remedies:AGRICULTURAL: Avoid picking dried cherries from the ground or trees, particularly from dead branches. Continuous pruning and renovation practices in combination with sound fertilization and soil management will reduce the incidence of underdeveloped and deformed beans.
PROCESSING: Both wet and dry mills must maintain properly calibrated sorters at every stage, from flotation tanks and/or green bean separators to catadoras, size and gravity sorters. Size sorters are the most efficient machinery to remove small pods. When hulling naturals, proper machinery must
be used; traditional parchment hullers and dry mill facilities do not perform well with dried naturals.