Growing tree fruit in the home garden or yard can be a rewarding pastime. However, careful planning, preparation, and care of the trees are essential for success. This publication tells you what to consider before planting, how to plant your trees, and how to take care of them to ensure many seasons of enjoyment.
Table of Contents:
- Site SelectionSoils
- Cultivar Selection
- Orchard Design
- When and How to Plant
- Planting a Fruit Tree
- Pest, Disease, and Weed Control
- Pruning and Training for Tree Development
- Post-Harvest Handling
- Potential Markets
Brown discoloration of the core, carpels and flesh of 'Ya Li' and 'Seuri' Chinese pears during storage depends on harvest date, not storage temperature. In this trial, fruit harvested no later than 180 days after full bloom showed no signs of browning. Browning occurred only in fruit that had been harvested when skin color had already changed from green to light green-yellow. Thus, skin color can be used to determine harvest date to avoid internal browning.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Asian Pear. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.