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John R. Clark, Taunya Ernst, Amanda J. Vance, and Bernadine C. Strik

in table grape production in climates where rainfall occurs during fruit maturation. ‘Compassion’ berries usually did not crack after occasional summer showers near harvest in Arkansas, although in severe rainfall pressure seasons, some cracking was

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Josh H. Freeman, Stephen M. Olson, and Eileen A. Kabelka

little value if the viability was low, because pollen tube growth and ovule fertilization are necessary for seedless fruit maturation ( Maynard and Elmstrom, 1992 ; Rhodes et al., 1997 ; Robinson and Decker-Walters, 1997 ). Poor pollination in

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Margarita Pérez-Jiménez, Alfonso Guevara-Gázquez, Antonio Carrillo-Navarro, and José Cos-Terrer

value. However, in early-ripening peach genotypes, fruit maturation precedes embryo maturation ( Emershad and Ramming, 1994 ), which produces small immature seeds and nonviable embryo due to inherent nutritional deficiency ( Sharma et al., 1996 ). Thus

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Luis Pozo and Jacqueline K. Burns

date. Fruit growth was measured in both cropping cycles by measuring the equatorial diameter (mm) of developing fruit at various times after full bloom until fruit maturation using a digital caliper (Mitutoyo Digimatic Caliper, Model CD-6 CS; Mitutoyo

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Valeria Sigal Escalada and Douglas D. Archbold

. 125 714 722 Robinson, T.L. Watkins, C.B. Hoying, S.A. Nock, J.F. Iungerman, K.I. 2006 Aminoethoxyvinylglycine and 1-methylcyclopropene effects on ‘McIntosh’ preharvest fruit drop, fruit

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He Lisi, Su Jiale, Liu Xiaoqing, Li Chang, and Chen Shangping

bloom and decrease rapidly during fruit maturation ( Yamada et al., 2007 ). The genus Rhododendron , belonging to the family Ericaceae, comprises almost 1000 species with a worldwide distribution but which is concentrated within the sub-alpine and

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Donald R. Hodel

detracting from its esthetic value. Inflorescences may be removed as closely and neatly as possible, without damaging the stem, after they have fully elongated but before fruit maturation and drop. Keep in mind that in some species, inflorescences can

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Han Xu, Cuihua Bai, Wei Wang, Changmin Zhou, Luwei Zhu, and Lixian Yao

diagnosis before fruit maturation in fruit crops. Longan ( Dimocarpus longan Lour.), a widely cultivated Sapindaceae fruit in the tropics, is highly appreciated for its succulent, sweet, and unique taste and health-related nutrients ( Wall, 2006 ). In

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Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Zibin Zhang, Nadav Ravid, and Michael E. Wetzstein

varied with fruit size ( McGarry et al., 2001 ). Fruit size is clearly influenced by genetic controls. In tomato ( Lycopersicon esculentum ), fruit inheritance studies indicated that significant positive correlations exist among fruit maturation period

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Jan van Niekerk, Charl Kotze, Jade North, and Paul Cronje

maturation rates between the two areas, which could have influenced the rind susceptibility. A difference in fruit maturation rate between the two areas is furthermore supported by the trail evaluation in Riviersonderend taking place during July 2016 whereas