Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Dragon Fruit Assessment Manual

  This protocol seeks to provide a standard methodology for the experimentation and assessment of Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.)) in the collaborative project funded by the New Zealand ADAF project (Vietnam Quarantine Barriers Assignment). This will aid in the exchange of information...
Allan Woolf
Do Minh Hien
Thai Thi Hoa
Nguyen Minh Chau
Richard Jackman
Chris Clark
The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd

Estimated Fresh Produce Shrink and Food Loss in U.S. Supermarkets

Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets...
J. C. Buzby
J. T. Bentley
B. Padera
C. Ammon
J. Campuzano

Effect of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Quality of Plum (cv. Shablon)

This study was conducted on the effect of wrapping material and cold storage duration on plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. Three wrapping materials (news paper + straw, kraft paper and kraft paper + straw) and five cold storage durations (0, 8...
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Postharvest cooling and handling of field- and greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Although considered a vegetable by most people, tomatoes are actually the fruit of several plants of the genus Lycopersicon. Tomatoes are one of the leading produce items in the United States in terms of value and volume consumes. Preserving the quality of the fruit from vine to consumer...
M.D. Boyette
D.C. Sanders
E.A. Estes
North Carolina State University

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Although cooling increases production cost, it is essential to maintaining high product quality. No amount of cooling, however, will improve poor-quality produce. If you wish to have high-quality produce after cooling and storage, you must start with high-quality produce. Maintaining quality...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Tolerance of Sugar Snap Peas to Modified Atmospheres with High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide

  Current recommendations for maintaining quality of sugar snap peas in storage include low temperatures, but not modified atmospheres (MA). However, sugar snap peas may be unintentionally exposed to MA when shipped in ‘bag in box’ bulk packaging, or intentionally exposed when used...
M. Cantwell
M. Saltveit
Acta Horticulturae

Tolerance of Grape Tomatoes to Controlled Atmospheres at Low Temperature

  Grape and cherry tomatoes comprise about one quarter of retail tomato sales in the United States and are also important components in fresh-cut mixed vegetable trays. The latter require low temperatures and packaging which can produce a range of modified atmospheres (MA) to achieve 14 days...
M. Cantwell
M. Saltveit
Acta Horticulturae

Compositional and Marketable Quality of Fresh-Cut Florets of Four Specialty Brassicas in Relation to Controlled Atmosphere Storage

  Brassica vegetables are consumed year-round as raw salad or cooked ingredients. Four Brassica species were selected for this study, broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica), broccoli raab (Brassica rapa L.), choisum (Brassica rapa var. parachinensis), and gailan (Brassica oleracea var....
M. Cefola
B. Pace
G. Colelli
M. Cantwell
Acta Horticulturae

Postharvest management of New Zealand flower thrips on export apricots using ethyl formate

New Zealand flower thrips (NZFT, Thrips obscuratus) is the most abundant pest on New Zealand apricots at harvest and is a quarantine pest for apricot export markets. Ethyl formate (EF) is a Generally Recognised As Safe (GRAS) compound being investigated treatments against NZFT and their impact on...
S.P. Redpath
A. Wilson
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M. Page-Weir
M.J. Griffin
A. Chhagan
B. Hamilton
New Zealand Plant Protection

Manual práctico para la producción, cosecha y manejo poscosecha del cultivo de granadilla

El origen de la granadilla es América Tropical, por lo que se puede encontrar en forma silvestre desde México hasta Venezuela, y de Perú a Bolivia. La granadilla pertenece a la familia passifloracea que reúne gran cantidad de especies que se encuentran distribuidas...
María del Milagro Cerdas Araya
Juan José Castro Retana
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería & Universidad de Costa Rica