Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Toxicity of ozone gas to conidia of Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium italicum, and Botrytis cinerea and control of gray mold on table grapes

    Penicillium digitatum, Penicillium italicum, and Botrytis cinerea attack fresh fruit and cause significant postharvest decay losses. The toxicity of ozone (O3) gas at different relative humidities to control their conidia was determined. Conidia distributed on cover glasses were...
Ragip Ozkan
Joseph L. Smilanick
Ozgur Akgun Karabulut
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Application of casein-lipid edible film emulsions to reduce white blush on minimally processed carrots

    White blush on the surface of peeled carrots is a major cosmetic disadvantage in marketing this lightly processed, ready-to-eat product. The loss of quality is exacerbated by surface dehydration. To maintain good appearance, edible coatings consisting of emulsions incorporating...
Roberto J. Avena-Bustillos
Luis A. Cisneros-Zevallos
John M. Krochta
Mikal E. Saltveit, Jr.
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Reduced-risk fungicides help manage brown rot and other fungal diseases of stone fruit

    New reduced-risk fungicides are highly effective in managing both pre- and postharvest diseases of stone fruit crops in California, and they have replaced most previously registered materials. These fungicides have a low impact on the environment, high specificity to target organisms...
James E. Adaskaveg
Helga Förster
W. Doug Gubler
Beth L. Teviotdale
David F. Thompson
California Agriculture

Pre- and Postharvest Treatments to Control Green Mold of Citrus Fruit During Ethylene Degreening

    Two approaches, fungicide applications to trees before harvest and drenching fruit after harvest, were evaluated to minimize postharvest green mold, caused by Penicillium digitatum, particularly among fruit subjected to ethylene gas after harvest, a practice termed “degreening...
J.L. Smilanick
M.F. Mansour
D. Sorenson
Plant Disease

Effect of pre- and postharvest application of 1-methylcyclopropene on the maturation of yellow pitahaya (Selenicerus megalanthus Haw)

The effect of pre- and postharvest applications of 200 and 400 μgL-1 aqueous solutions of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on yellow pitahaya (maturity stage 3) was assessed. Changes in respiratory rate, color, firmness, soluble solids content, titratable acidity, maturity index, weight loss and...
Liliana Serna C.
Laura S. Torres V.
Alfredo A. Ayala A.
Universidad de Antioquia

Atomizing Spray Systems for Application of Edible Coatings

The use of edible coatings on fresh and processed food products as a means of extending shelf life by preventing or delaying spoilage, providing a partial barrier to moisture, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, improving the mechanical handling properties, and even as carriers of many functional...
Ricardo D. Andrade
Olivier Skurtys
Fernando A. Osorio
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Impact of High-temperature Forced-air Heating of Navel Oranges on Quality Attributes, Sensory Parameters, and Flavor Volatiles

    Navel oranges were subjected to high-temperature forced-air (HTFA) treatment to evaluate the effect on quality and sensory attributes as well as flavor volatiles of a treatment protocol designed to disinfest citrus of Anastrepha spp. fruit flies. The treatment consisted of heating the...
David Obenland
Sue Collin
James Sievert
Mary Lu Arpaia
HortScience

Fruit Phosphorous and Nitrogen Deficiencies Affect ‘Grand Pearl’ Nectarine Flesh Browning

    Fruit flesh browning (FB) is a major component of cold storage disorders that limits fresh and fresh cut fruit consumption. Using fertigation, nutrient deficiencies were imposed on ‘Grand Pearl’ nectarines (Prunus persica var. nectarina) grown in sand culture for 8 years...
Andrés Olivos
Scott Johnson
Qin Xiaoqiong
Carlos H. Crisosto
HortScience

Sulfur dioxide fumigation alone or in combination with CO2-enriched atmosphere extends the market life of highbush blueberry fruit

  The combined effect of sulfur dioxide (SO2) fumigation and different carbon dioxide (CO2)-enriched atmospheres (3% O2 + 3, 6, 12, or 24% CO2) on quality attributes, postharvest decay, phytochemical content, and antioxidant capacity of eight fresh blueberry cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum L...
Celia M. Cantín
Ioannis S. Minas
Vlasios Goulas
Manuel Jiménez
George A. Manganaris
Themis J. Michailides
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Ethylene, enzymatic and respiratory pattern evolution in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.) cv. Golden Nugget in the last four sequential stages of maturation

There is some controversy regarding the respiratory pattern of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica [Thunb.] Lindl.). Thus in order to provide information on this aspect of loquat, fruit of 50-70 g, from cv. Golden Nugget were harvested in four stages of maturity: green (BBCH 709), color break (BBCH 801),...
Pedro L. Undurraga M.
José A. Olaeta C.
Cristian Cancino
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research