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CA Cold Storage is define as a uses a oxygen and carbon di oxide concentrations of about 1% to 5% for each gas is most applications. Normal room air has an O2 concentrations CO2 levels slow ripening process, stop the development of some CA cold storage disorders such as scald in apples, and slows the growth of decay organisms. All of these effects increase storage life of fresh produce stores. These facilities are recommended for long term storage of fruits and vegetables like apples, pears kiwi cabbage etc up-to 10 months.
In Indian context, use of controlled atmosphere technology has increased steadily contributing significantly to extending the post harvest life and maintaining the quality of apples during the past few years. This trend is expected to continue as technology advances are made in this field.