Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Phosphine fumigation to disinfest kiwifruit

Global use of phosphine as a fumigant has increased in response to the need to replace methyl bromide, and with the improved formulations, ECO2FUME® and VAPORPH3OS®. Phosphine is registered as a postharvest fumigant on kiwifruit in New Zealand and has been used commercially to reduce the...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M Page-Weir
A Chhagan
D.W. Brash
D. Klementz
B.L. Bycroft
P.G. Connolly
B.C. Waddell
R. Gilbertson
F. Bollen
A.B. Woolf
New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Chapter 9 - Grapes

  This chapter provides some basic information about the cultivation of grapes (this section) before looking at the physiology and biochemistry of the developing and mature grape berry. The final three sections of the chapter deal with post-harvest aspects of grapes pertaining to the three...
Christian Chervin
Julia Aked
Carlos H. Crisosto
Blackwell Publishing

Efecto de la aplicación de un recubrimiento comestible antimicrobial y antioxidante a partir de aceite de oregano (Origanum vulgare ) en la calidad y vida útil de la lechuga (Lactuca sativa L) mínimamente procesada refrigerada

Se elaboró una película comestible compuesta por: pectina 6%, gelatina 5% como gelificante y como surfactante aceite de orégano en concentraciones de 1% y 2% y se aplicó a la lechuga mínimamente procesada refrigerada. Los resultados mostraron que la tasa de...
Nidia Rocío Patiño Rincón
Heidy Milena Moreno Cristancho
María Patricia Chaparro González
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Quality Maintenance

Fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers must be in excellent condition and have excellent quality if maximum shelf life is desired. The best possible quality of any commodity exists at the moment of harvest. From that point on, quality cannot be improved, only maintained. Remember that shelf life...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Cooling

Field heat should be removed from fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as quickly as possible after harvest. Each commodity should be maintained at its lowest safe temperature. Cooling and storage requirements for specific commodities are presented below, in NC Cooperative Extension Service...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Handling

The most important key to quality maintenance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers is careful handling – Tender Loving Care! Symptoms of injuries incurred during harvesting, handling, grading, and packaging usually are not evident until the products reach retail or consumer levels...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Mixed Loads

At times, it is necessary to transport or store different commodities together. In such mixed loads it is very important to combine only those commodities that are compatible with respect to their requirements for: Temperature Relative humidity Atmosphere; oxygen and carbon dioxide...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Towards Controlled Atmosphere Storage for Honeycrisp Apples

Although Honeycrisp can store well in air, it is generally recognized that loss of acidity can result in decreasing fruit quality over time. Therefore, there has been interest in developing controlled atmosphere (CA) storage regimes to maintain fruit quality for extended periods during storage....
Chris B. Watkins
Jackie F. Nock
New York Fruit Quarterly

Estudio del método de atmósfera modificada en la conservación de la calidad del mango variedad Vallenato

Para aproximarnos al objetivo de mejorar la calidad de la conservación del mango variedad vallenato se realizó este trabajo de investigación desarrollado y concluido dentro de una agenda que incluye el establecimiento de relaciones con el sector privado y gubernamental para...
Juan Guillermo Reales Alfaro
Aldo Alexander Fernández Varela
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Physical and chemical quality changes of longkong (Aglaia dookkoo Griff.) during passive modified atmospheric storage

Longkong is a tropical and non-climacteric fruit which is highly perishable after harvest. The shelf life extension of longkong by using passive MAP with two different OTR packages and stored at 18ºC, 25ºC and at a 85% of relative humidity was investigated. In this study, physical and...
K. Venkatachalam
M. Meenune
International Food Research Journal