Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Effect of Some Natural Oils and Salicylic Acid on Fruit Quality of Valencia Orange During Storage

  Several postharvest treatments were performed on Valencia orange fruits prior to storage under cold storage at 10°C ±1°C, with 85-90% RH for 60 days throughout 2013 and 2014 seasons: camphor oil (10% v/v), jasmine oil (200 ppm), salicylic acid (0.3g/l), camphor oil (10% v/v...
M.R. Barakat
Abeer T. Mohsen
Azhar, A.A. Mohamed
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Impact of Garlic Oil, Seaweed Extract and Imazalil on Keeping Quality of Valencia Orange Fruits During Cold Storage

  The present work was carried out on Valencia orange fruits during 2013 and 2014 seasons. It is aimed to investigate the effect of natural compounds such as garlic oil, seaweed extract (as Cytolan Star® commercial product) and Imazalil (a synthetic fungicide) on keeping quality and...
H.M. Kamel
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Effect of Calcium and Boron Foliar Application on Postharvest Quality of Florida Prince Peach Fruit

  The current research was carried out during two successive seasons (2012 and 2013) to examine the effect of calcium and boron applications on quality and storability of Florida prince peach fruits. This study conducted on six years old peach trees grown in a sandy soil in a private orchard....
Hemat M. Kamal
Mohamed A. Eissa
Ahmed A. Albayaty
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Studies on Storage of Valencia Orange Fruits

  The present investigation was carried out for two successive seasons 2012 and 2013 on Valencia orange fruit. The effect of postharvest treatments i.e. chitosan at 2%, citric acid 0.5% and malic acid 150 ppm as well as their combinations on some fruit quality parameters during cold storage at...
Mohamed R. Barakat
Abeer T. Mohsen
Ahmed F. Jasim
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

In a hungry and increasingly competitive world, reducing postharvest food losses is a major agricultural goal. For highly perishable commodities, such as tomatoes, squash, and peaches, as much as 30 percent of the harvested crop may be lost to postharvest diseases before it reaches the consumer....
M. D. Boyette
D. F. Ritchie
S. J. Carballo
S. M. Blankenship
D. C. Sanders
NC Cooperative Extension

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

In a competitive market, produce buyers demand the highest quality products. For many fresh fruits and vegetables, rapid and thorough cooling immediately after harvest is essential to preserving quality. Ice has been used since early times to remove heat rapidly from food and to extend its shelf...
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
NC Cooperative Extension

Hydrocooling

Most fresh fruits and vegetables require thorough cooling immediately after harvest in order to deliver the highest quality product to the consumer. Proper cooling delays the inevitable quality decline of produce and lengthens its shelf life. Most wholesale buyers now require that fresh produce...
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
A. R. Rubin
NC Cooperative Extension

Forced-Air Cooling

For many years produce has been cooled by simply storing it in a refrigerated room, a process known as room cooling. This method is generally sufficient for keeping produce at a low temperature once it has been cooled, but it often does not remove field heat rapidly enough to maintain the quality...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
NC Cooperative Extension

Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

Producing the consistently high-quality produce that spells success in a highly competitive market does not stop at the end of the row. The ability to deliver a quality product to the market and ultimately to the consumer commands buyer attention and gives the grower a competitive edge. Proper...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
NC Cooperative Extension

Cálculos Frigoríficos en Industrias Pequeñas y Artesanales de Productos Mínimamente Procesados de IV y V Gamas

  La refrigeración es fundamental para el mantenimiento de la calidad postcosecha de los productos hortofrutícolas. El frío debe aplicarse procurando que transcurra el menor tiempo posible desde la cosecha. Desde ese momento hasta el consumo deben evitarse las variaciones...
Francisco Artés Calero
Francisco Artés Hernández
Encarna Aguayo Giménez
Perla Gómez Di Marco
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha