Effect of radiofrequency heating on the quality of ‘Fuyu’ persimmon fruit as a treatment for control of the Mexican fruit fly
Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on Softening of Fresh-cut Kiwifruit, Mango, and Persimmon Slices
High Pressure Treatment Effect on Physicochemical and Nutritional Properties of Fluid Foods During Storage: A Review
Fruits and vegetables begin to deteriorate after they are harvested and separated from their growing environment. The rate of deterioration defines how long they will be acceptable for consumption. This is known as “shelf life.” To preserve the quality of fruits and vegetables and maximize profits for growers, it is critical to control the temperature of fresh produce and minimize the amount of time that products are exposed to detrimental temperatures.
Interest in oriental persimmon production has increased in recent years from both homeowners and commercial producers. Nursery stock of astringent and nonastringent varieties are readily available. The large shiny green leaves make the tree valuable in the landscape as an ornamental. Trees grow and fruit best in central and north Florida. Astringent varieties grow best in south Florida. See Miller, E. P and T. Crocker (1991, Oriental persimmons in Florida, SS-FRC-003) for information on the culture and management of persimmons.
The production of new commercial fruit crops in the Asian and Pacific region has meant the appearance of new virus diseases. This paper reviews virus or virus like-diseases vectored by insects found in passionfruit, longan and other fruit crops in Asia. It warns that some diseases which now appear minor have the potential of causing severe damage in the future.