Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Ripening of sugar apple fruits (Annona squamosa L.) developed in Yucatán, México

The ripening pattern and the physiology of sugar apple fruits, which came from an outstanding selection from the Germplasm Selection Program in Yucatán, were determined. Fruits in phase of physiological maturity were harvested and stored at 26±2 °C and 60-70% relative humidity...
Nidelvia Bolívar-Fernández
Crescenciano Saucedo-Veloz
Sara Solís-Pereira
Enrique Sauri-Duch

Maduración de frutos de saramuyo (Annona squamosa L.) Desarrollados En Yucatán, México

Se determinó el patrón de maduración y la fisiología de frutos de saramuyo, provenientes de una selección sobresaliente del Programa de Selección de germoplasma Yucatán. Frutos en fase de madurez fisiológica fueron cosechados y almacenados a...
Nidelvia Bolívar-Fernández
Crescenciano Saucedo-Veloz
Sara Solís-Pereira
Enrique Sauri-Duch

Vegetables Postharvest: Simple techniques for increased income and market

Content: Importance of vegetables postharvest Reducing postharvest loss Knowing the produce  & Knowing market requirements Integrating postharvest techniques Harvesting and field handling Harvest maturity Time of harvesting Harvesting method...
Antonio L. Acedo Jr.
Katinka Weinberger
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center and GTZ

Sensitivity of Radicchio to External Ethylene and Decay Pathogens

  Radicchio (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) is an increasingly popular salad vegetable in the United States. The red-leafed, head-forming variety of Italian chicory, Radicchio di Chioggia, has become a common component of bulk and bagged salad mix products. It is valued for its bright,...
Ana Maria Hernandez
M. Cantwell
T. Suslow
Perishables Handling Quarterly Issue

Effect of Preharvest Factors and Bruising in Stone Fruit Decay

  The fruit skin (cuticle and epidermis) provides barrier protection against infection by pathogens. Most fungi are unable to penetrate healthy fruit skin and must enter through wounds. Fruit resistance to infection resulting from the biochemical action of tissues is not the result of a single...
Carlos H. Crisosto
Perishables Handling Quarterly Issue

Estudio de la conservación de la papaya (Carica papaya L.) asociado a la aplicación de películas comestibles

  Brasil es un importante productor de papaya, pero sólo una pequeña parte se exporta. Esta fruta es altamente perecedera, por lo que el control de la maduración es esencial para aumentar la vida útil, tanto para el mercado interno como para la exportación....
Alessandra Almeida Castro
Jane Delane Reis Pimentel
Danilo Santos Souza
Thaciana Vieira de Oliveira
Mariana da Costa Oliveira
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Physicochemical characterization of the lulo (Solanum quitoense Lam.) Castilla variety in six ripening stages

Lulo (Solanum quitoense Lam) is considered a fruit with a high potential for exportation due to its exotic aroma, its bittersweet taste and the bright green color of its pulp. As a climacteric fruit is harvested when the fruit has reached full development, and 75% of the ripening is apparent by...
Clara María Mejía D.
Duverney Gaviria A.
Alba Lucia Duque C.
Lucero Rengifo R.
Enrique Aguilar F.
Álvaro Hernán Alegría S.
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

Optimization of Edible Coating Formulations on Zucchini to Reduce Water Loss

  Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo; melopepo) fruit were coated with 0.5, 0.75 or 1.0% aqueous solutions of Semperfresh™ and with different formulations of calcium caseinate-acetylated monoglyceride aqueous emulsions ranging from 2.5 to 7.0% total solids. Semperfresh™ did not increase...
Roberto de Jesús Avena-Bustillos
John M. Krochta
Mikal E. Saltveit
Rodrigo de Jesús Rojas-Villegas
José Antonio Sauceda-Pérez
Journal of Food Engineering

Endogenous and Exogenous Ethylene Modulates the Response of ‘Bartlett’ Pears to 1-Methylcyclopropene

  The capacity of the ethylene binding inhibitor, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP; SmartFresh™ technology) to delay ripening of European pears reportedly decreases with advancing fruit maturity. In the present study, the influence of endogenous and exogenous ethylene on the efficacy of 1-MCP...
A.J. Macnish
E.J. Mitcham
D.M. Holcroft
Acta Hort. 945, ISHS 2012

Effect of Selected Browning Inhibitors on Phenolic Metabolism in Stem Tissue of Harvested Lettuce

  Wound-induced changes in phenolic metabolism causes stem browning (butt discoloration) in harvested lettuce. Stem tissue near the harvesting cut exhibited increased phenylalanine ammonialyase (PAL) activity and accumulation of caffeic acid derivatives. These o-diphenols can be oxidized by...
Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán
Marıía I. Gil
Marisol Castañer
Francisco Artés
Mikal E. Saltveit
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry