Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Effect of Ethylene and Temperature Conditioning on Sensory Attributes and Chemical Composition of ‘Comice’ Pears

  ‘Comice’ is among the pear varieties most difficult to ripen after harvest. Ethylene, cold temperature, and intermediate (10 °C) temperature conditioning have been successfully used to stimulate the ability of ‘Comice’ pears to ripen. However, the sensory quality...
Warangkana Makkumrai
Hanne Sivertsen
David Sugar
Susan E. Ebeler
Florence Negre-Zakharov
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables

  This review includes an overview of the most important preventive measures along the farm to fork chain to prevent microbial contamination of leafy greens. It also includes the technological and managerial interventions related to primary production, postharvest handling, processing...
Maria I. Gil
Maria V. Selma
Trevor Suslow
Liesbeth Jacxsens
Mieke Uyttendaele
Ana Allende
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Postharvest handling of fruits & vegetables

Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for...
Janet Bachmann
Richard Earles
ATTRA

Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Hot Water Quarantine Treatment on Quality of “Keitt” Mangos

  The optimal 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment to slow ripening of whole “Keitt” mangos, either alone or in combination with hot water treatment (HWT) (prior to or post 1-MCP) was identified. USDA-APHIS mandates that HWT can be used for control of fruit flies, but this may...
Panita Ngamchuachit
Diane M. Barrett
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Food Science

Manejo postcosecha del plátano

El plátano verde-inmaduro y verde-maduro, está constituido principalmente por almidones y taninos. Cuando madura, la pulpa contiene aproximadamente 70 por ciento de agua, es rica en carbohidratos facilmente digeribles, contiene un bajo porcentaje de proteínas y grasas pero es...
Ciro J. Arias Velázquez Julio Toledo Hevia
Julio Toledo Hevia
FAO

Inhibición del brotamiento de tubérculos de papas nativas (Solanum sp) durante el almacenamiento postcosecha

Esta investigación evaluó el efecto de Chlorpropham (CIPC) sobre la longitud de los brotes y pérdida de peso de tubérculos de papas nativas de las variedades: Huayro Negro (Solanum x chaucha), Amarilla Tumbay (Solanum juzeepzukii), Peruanita (Solanum gonyocalix), Muro...
Frank Velásquez
Rene Mendoza
Isaac Aliaga
Agroindustrial Science, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú

Evaluation of the Antifungal Activity of Natural Compounds to Reduce Postharvest Blue Mould (Penicillium expansum Link.) of Apples (Malus domestica Borkh.) During Storage

Several natural compounds were evaluated for the control of Penicillium expansum on apples during green-ripe or ripe maturity stages and stored at ambient or cold temperature. Semipure or crude derivatives of Capsicum frutescens completely inhibited conidial germination of P. expansum at all...
Silvia Bautista-Baños
Anthony J. De Lucca
Charles L. Wilson
Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología

Síntomas y sensibilidad al daño por frío de frutos de pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (HAW.) Britton & Rose) durante la postcosecha

La pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose) es una fruta exquisita y exótica con aroma y sabor atractivos, y color de piel rojo característico. Su producción y suministro para los mercados regionales y extranjeros son limitados por su vida de anaquel. El...
Rosendo Balois-Morales
Cecilia B. Peña-Valdivia
V. Baruch Arroyo-Peña
Agrociencia

Symptoms and sensitivity to chilling injury of pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (HAW.) Britton & Rose) fruits during postharvest

Dragon fruit or pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose) is an exquisite and exotic fruit with attractive aroma and flavor, and a characteristic red-skinned color. Its production and supply for regional and foreign markets is limited to its storage life. The objective of this study...
Rosendo Balois-Morales
Cecilia B. Peña-Valdivia
V. Baruch Arroyo-Peña
Agrociencia

Almacenamiento frigorífico de naranjas en atmósfera controlada

Naranjas "Valencia", se conservaron en diferentes condiciones de atmósfera controlada (AC). Se mantuvieron en tres cámaras frigoríficas durante 154 días en cajas de tamaño industrial. Se presentan resultados obtenidos durante el almacenamiento en el...
Jesús Pérez-Aparicio
M. Ángeles Toledano Medina
Vanesa Rodríguez Partida
Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera, Junta de Andalucía