Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Quality and Physiology of Two Cultivars of Fresh-Cut Figs in Relation to Ripeness, Storage Temperature and Controlled Atmosphere

  The performance of freshǦcut figs was evaluated for two cultivars at two stages of ripeness (commercial and full ripe). Texture, but not external color, was a consistent indicator of ripeness. Fresh-cut figs (maroon-skin ‘Brown Turkey’ and yellow-green skin ‘Sierra’...
G. Hong
C. Crisosto
M. I. Cantwell
University of California

Learn How to Grow Peppers

  This book provides a step by step guide to production of pepper with much emphasis on out door conditions. It details planning, agronomic aspects and post harvest handling of this vegetable for marketing. The crop protection measures outlined in this book are applicable in both organic and...
Dennis S. Ashilenje
Phoenix Publishers Limited

Conservation and Nutritional Quality of Blueberry Treated with Eatable Covering

  Lengthening the post-harvest life of fruits from temperate climates is one of the greatest challenges of modern agriculture, which aims at diminishing the losses and increasing the offer period of the product in national and international market. The use of eatable pellicles has been...
Marcibela Stülp
Bruna Barbara Bucalão Gnas
Edmar Clemente
Ciência e Agrotecnologia

New Strategies in Transportation for Floricultural Crops

  In the past century, the centers of production and consumption of ornamentals increasingly have become widely separated. A cut flower bouquet purchased today in a Verona florist could easily combine Italian foliage with flowers grown in Kenya, Colombia, Holland and Thailand. The extended...
M.S. Reid
C.Z. Jiang
University of California

Handling of Cut Flowers for Export

  In the past thirty years, the market for cut flowers has become a global one; flowers and cut foliage sourced from throughout the world are sold as bunches or combined into arrangements and bouquets in the major target markets, such as North America, Japan, and the EU. The high export value...
M.S. Reid
University of California

Quality and Bioactive Compounds of Ripe ‘Kluai Nam Wa’ and ‘Kluai Khai’ Bananas during Storage

  The aim of this work was to determine quality changes in ripe ‘Kluai Nam Wa’ (Musa ABB group) and ‘Kluai Khai’ (Musa AA group) banana fruits held 25 or 13°C. Skin blackening and senescence spots appeared on both ‘Kluai Nam Wa’ and ‘Kluai Khai...
P. Youryon,
S. Supapvanich,
International Food Research Journal

Evaluación de Tratamientos Pre y Postcosecha con CaCl2 en la Frigoconservación y Calidad de Manzana cv. Goldent Delicious

  La manzana Golden delicious es de los cultivares de importancia a nivel comercial. Por sus características de epicarpio con alta presencia de lenticelas y cutícula delgada son sensibles a pérdidas de agua, marchitamiento y desórdenes fisiológicos. El...
Cepeda Castañeda Ignacio
Saucedo Veloz Crescenciano
Colinas León María Teresa
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Impact of Hot Water Soaking on Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Some Qualities of Storage Tomato Fruits

  Mature-green tomato fruits were soaked in hot water for 10 minutes at 35, 40, 45 or 50°C and then stored at 13°C for 20 days. Untreated fruits were soaking with tap water (22°C). The study showed that exposing fruit to hot water influenced peroxidase (POD) and catalase (CAT)...
P. Boonkorn
International Food Research Journal

Composite Effect of Propolis and Gum Arabic to Control Postharvest Anthracnose and Maintain Quality of Papaya during Storage

  Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides is the most prevalent postharvest disease of papaya that results in major economic losses. To investigate the effect of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) alone or in combination with gum arabic (GA) on control of postharvest anthracnoase...
Asgar Ali
Chen Khan Cheong
Noosheen Zahid
International Journal of Agricultural and Biology

Use of Insulated Covers over Product Crates to Reduce Losses in Amaranth during Shipping Delays

  Amaranth is a leafy vegetable with high nutrient content which is sensitive to temperature and low relative humidity. Delays in shipment to market may result in significant losses, therefore improved packaging to minimize mechanical damage and reduce moisture loss are desirable. Amaranth was...
Lizanne Wheeler
Lisa Kitinoja
Diane M. Barrett