Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

The Three Responses of Plant Tissue to Wounding

  We are all aware that fresh-cut produce is alive, with all its accompanying attributes, but we often fail to consider what happens to the injured tissue as it responds to being wounded. The response to wounding can be physical (dependent on the current physical make-up of the tissue),...
M. E. Saltveit
University of California

Ensayo de Cultivares de Tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Tolerantes al Virus del Rizado Amarillo del Tomate (TYLCV) en Invernadero

  Se realizó en la campaña 2001/2002 un ensayo con 7 cultivares de tomates tolerantes al Virus del Rizado Amarillo del Tomate (TYLCV, Tomato Yelow Leaf Curl Virus), frente a un TESTIGO no tolerante (DANIELA), con el objetivo de conocer la respuesta productiva, comportamiento...
J.C. Gázquez Garrido
D. Meca
E. Toledo
Cajamar Caja Rural

Control of Red Discoloration of Fresh-Cut Sunchoke Tubers

  Sunchokes (Helianthus tuberosus L.) are inulin-accumulating tubers native to North America that are edible raw or cooked, and have good potential as a fresh-cut product. Sunchokes perform well as fresh-cut slices except for the development of a reddish discoloration on the cut surface. Dip...
T. Wang
Q. Wang
F. Pupin
M.I Cantwell
University of California

Packaging of Agricultural Products

  This booklet is intended to be a practical manual that describes methods and materials that can be used by small-scale producers in developing countries to package agricultural products. It covers foods that are grown and/or processed on farms and then transported to wholesale markets or...
Peter Fellows
Agromisa , CTA

Impact of Storage Temperatures and Modified Atmospheres on Quality of Fresh-Peeled Garlic Cloves

  Fresh-peeled garlic is an increasingly important product for foodservice and retail markets. Two storage tests were conducted using garlic cloves (‘California Late’) that were peeled and packaged commercially. In Test #1 (MAP bags of 454 g), O2 concentrations averaged 15, 10 and...
F. Tanamati
G. Hong
M. I. Cantwell
University of California

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