Sensory and Consumer Evaluation of Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa ‘Hayward') Produced Under Different Pollination Techniques

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Kiwifruit producers aim to obtain a large fruit production under healthy and environmentally-friendly growing conditions, with kiwifruits weighing more than 90 g/unit but maintaining adequate sensory quality. In Actinidia deliciosa ‘Hayward’, the final size of the fruit is closely related to the number of seeds per fruit, which depends on the number of ovules in flowers and the number of pollen grains that reach the stigmatic surface. The application of hand or mechanical pollination techniques in kiwifruit orchards to improve fruit yield will be economically viable only if they improve or do not result in differences in kiwifruit quality and its acceptance by consumers. 

Authors: 
C. Salinero
Authors: 
P. Piñón
Authors: 
MJ. Sainz
Authors: 
MA. Romero-Rodríguez
Authors: 
ML. Vázquez-Odériz
Authors: 
M. GarcíaQuiroga
Publisher: 
NA
Year: 
2010