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Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate

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Authors: 
Thomas J. Zabadal
Publisher: 
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
Year: 
2,002

Heat Treatment Affects Postharvest Quality of Kale and Collard, but not of Brussel Sprouts

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Mature leaves of kale and collard, and Brussels sprouts were heated by moist air at 40, 45, 50, or 55ºC for durations of 0, 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Heating of kale at 45 ºC for 30 minutes was effective in maintaining better postharvest quality, delaying yellowing, and reducing losses of sugars and organic acids during subsequent storage at 15 ºC. Exposure of collard at 40 ºC for 60 minutes also delayed yellowing and maintained turgidity of the leaves. Other treatments were either less beneficial, not effective, or caused injury.

Authors: 
Chien Y. Wang
Publisher: 
HORTSCIENCE
Year: 
1,998

Dragon Fruit Assessment Manual

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Authors: 
Allan Woolf
Authors: 
Do Minh Hien
Authors: 
Thai Thi Hoa
Authors: 
Nguyen Minh Chau
Authors: 
Richard Jackman
Authors: 
Chris Clark
Publisher: 
The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd
Year: 
2,006

Estimated Fresh Produce Shrink and Food Loss in U.S. Supermarkets

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Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets in 2011 and 2012; and (2) retail-level food loss.

Authors: 
J. C. Buzby
Authors: 
J. T. Bentley
Authors: 
B. Padera
Authors: 
C. Ammon
Authors: 
J. Campuzano
Publisher: 
MDPI
Year: 
2,015

Effect of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Quality of Plum (cv. Shablon)

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This study was conducted on the effect of wrapping material and cold storage duration on plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. Three wrapping materials (news paper + straw, kraft paper and kraft paper + straw) and five cold storage durations (0, 8, 16, 24 and 32-day) were investigated for some quality characteristics of plum including water content, total soluble solids (TSS) and firmness. The experiment was laid out in Factorial Completely Randomized Design (FCRD) with four replications for each one of factors.

Authors: 
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Authors: 
Majid Rashidi
Authors: 
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Publisher: 
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal
Year: 
2,015

Postharvest cooling and handling of field- and greenhouse-grown tomatoes

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Although considered a vegetable by most people, tomatoes are actually the fruit of several plants of the genus Lycopersicon. Tomatoes are one of the leading produce items in the United States in terms of value and volume consumes. Preserving the quality of the fruit from vine to consumer is essential to successful marketing. This fact sheet describes harvesting, handling, storage, and packaging procedures that will help maintain fruit quality. It also discusses the economic aspects of marketing the crop.

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Authors: 
M.D. Boyette
Authors: 
D.C. Sanders
Authors: 
E.A. Estes
Publisher: 
North Carolina State University

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

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Although cooling increases production cost, it is essential to maintaining high product quality. No amount of cooling, however, will improve poor-quality produce. If you wish to have high-quality produce after cooling and storage, you must start with high-quality produce. Maintaining quality requires harvesting the crop at the correct stage of maturity; handling it with tender, loving care; and quickly cooling it to the proper storage temperature.

Authors: 
M. D. Boyette
Authors: 
L. G. Wilson
Authors: 
E. A. Estes
Publisher: 
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Tolerance of Sugar Snap Peas to Modified Atmospheres with High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide

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Authors: 
M. Cantwell
Authors: 
M. Saltveit
Publisher: 
Acta Horticulturae
Year: 
2,015

Tolerance of Grape Tomatoes to Controlled Atmospheres at Low Temperature

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Authors: 
M. Cantwell
Authors: 
M. Saltveit
Publisher: 
Acta Horticulturae
Year: 
2,015

Compositional and Marketable Quality of Fresh-Cut Florets of Four Specialty Brassicas in Relation to Controlled Atmosphere Storage

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Authors: 
M. Cefola
Authors: 
B. Pace
Authors: 
G. Colelli
Authors: 
M. Cantwell
Publisher: 
Acta Horticulturae
Year: 
2,015
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