Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Evaluation of Current Operating Standards for Chlorine Dioxide in Disinfection of Dump Tank and Flume for Fresh Tomatoes

  Standard postharvest unit operations that rely on copious water contact, such as fruit unloading and washing, approach the criteria for a true critical control point in fresh tomato production. Performance data for approved sanitizers that reflect commercial systems are needed to set...
Alejandro Tomás-Callejas
Gabriela López-Velasco
Angeela M. Valadez
Adrian Sbodio
Francisco Artes-Hernández
Michelle D. Danyluk
Trevor V. Suslow
Journal of Food Protection

Postharvest handling of plums (Prunus salicina Lindl.) at 10 °C to save energy and preserve fruit quality using an innovative application system of 1-MCP

  1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) inhibits softening in plums, making it a candidate for a postharvest strategy of storing fruit at higher than normal storage temperatures to avoid chilling injury (CI) while providing energy and cost savings. This hypothesis was tested by exposing different...
Ioannis S. Minas,
Gayle M. Crisosto
Deirdre Holcroft
Miltiadis Vasilakakis
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Cold-Storage Potential of Four Yellow-Fleshed Peach Cultivars Defined by Their Volatile Compounds Emissions, Standard Quality Parameters, and Consumer Acceptance

    ‘Early Rich’, ‘Royal Glory’, ‘Sweet Dreamcov’, and ‘Elegant Lady’ peaches were stored at −0.5 °C for up to 40 days and then subjected to ripening at 20 °C for up to 3 days. Firmness, soluble solids content (SSC), titratable...
Jaime Cano-Salazar
Gemma Escheverría
Carlos H. Crisosto
Luisa Lopez
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Maintaining Quality of Bulk-handled, Unhulled Pistachio Nuts

    Laboratory studies revealed that staining of pistachio nut shells increases with increasing temperature and increasing holding times. Unhulled pistachio nuts varied in their susceptibly to staining. Some nuts can be held for more than 32 h at 40°C without increases in shell...
J.F. Thompson
T.R. Rumsey
M. Spinoglio
Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Response of Postharvest Tree Nut Lepidopteran Pests to Vacuum Treatments

  Industry concerns over insect resistance, regulatory action, and the needs of organic processors have renewed interest in nonchemical alternative postharvest treatments to fumigants used for California tree nuts. The development of inexpensive polyvinyl chloride containers capable of holding...
J. A. Johnson
J.L. Zettler
Journal of Economic Entomology

Nuts: Safe Methods for Home Gardeners to Harvest, Store, and Enjoy Almonds, Chestnuts, Pecans, Pistachios, and Walnuts

The quality, and safety of your home orchard’s nut crop depend in the harvesting, processing, and storage techniques that you use. This publication offers advice for safety handling almond, chestnut, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.
Ed Perry
Linda J. Harris
Maria Giovanni
Diane Metz
Christine Bruhn
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Studies on shelf life extension of sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis L.)

A sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L.) is an important fruit crop of Maharashtra state of India. It is grown on an area of 55,000 ha with 6.5 lakh tones of production per year. The area under this fruit crop is increasing rapidly as a result of dynamic employment guarantee scheme launched by...
B. K. Sakhale
B. M. Kapse
International Food Research Journal

Improved Control of Green Mold of Citrus with Imazalil in Warm Water Compared with Its Use in Wax

  The effectiveness of imazalil for the control of citrus green mold (caused by Penicillium digitatum) improved significantly when fruit were treated with heated aqueous solutions of the fungicide as compared with the current commercial practice of spraying wax containing imazalil on fruit....
J.L. Smilanick
I.F. Michael
M.F. Mansour
B.E. Mackey
D.A. Margosan
D. Flores
C.F. Weist
Plant Disease

Control of Citrus Green Mold by Carbonate and Bicarbonate Salts and the Influence of Commercial Postharvest Practices on Their Efficacy

  The toxicity to Penicillium digitatum and practical use of carbonate and bicarbonate salts to control green mold were determined. The effective dose (ED50) concentrations to inhibit the germination of P. digitatum spores of sodium carbonate (SC), potassium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate (SBC...
Joseph L. Smilanick
Dennis A. Margosan
Franka Mlikota
Josep Usall
Ibrahim F. Michael
Plant Disease

Low temperature storage maintains postharvest quality of cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata L.) in supply chain

Leaf yellowing and wilting are the common postharvest problems of cabbage in supply chain that are encountered at the collection or consolidation stage. This study simulated the conditions at the collection center and determined the effects of low temperature storage on cabbage quality. Storage at...
S. Kramchote
V. Srilaong
C. Wongs-Aree
S. Kanlayanarat
International Food Research Journal