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Gustavo H.A. Teixeira and José F. Durigan

short shelf life. Guava is a climacteric fruit exhibiting respiratory and ethylene peaks, which causes the guava to rapidly achieve senescence ( Nakasone and Paull, 1998 ). This makes the fruit inappropriate for consumption after a short period of time

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Steve J. McArtney, John D. Obermiller, James R. Schupp, Michael L. Parker, and Todd B. Edgington

and softening rates of apples Proc. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 49 67 77 Watkins, C.B. 2006a 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) based technologies for storage and shelf life extension Int. J. Postharvest Technology and Innovation

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Yuqi Li and Neil S. Mattson

postharvest shelf life of perishable products ( Beckett and van Staden, 1989 ; Hankins and Hockey, 1990 ; Hurtado et al., 2012 ; Rayirath et al., 2009 ). Petunia is one of the most popular bedding plants worldwide and the most popular bedding plant in the

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Jinwook Lee, James P. Mattheis, and David R. Rudell

, including flesh breakdown. Commercial reports of cracking in ‘Gala’ apples during storage indicated that symptoms were aggravated during shelf life when packed apple cartons are tightly sealed with a plastic film. In our previous studies, ‘Royal Gala’ fruit

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Pedro Novillo, Alejandra Salvador, Pilar Navarro, and Cristina Besada

softening can be exhibited during cold storage at 4–11 °C ( Arnal and Del Río, 2004 ; Orihuel-Iranzo et al., 2010 ), nevertheless at 0–1 °C the drastic firmness loss only occurs when fruit are transferred to shelf life temperatures ( Arnal and Del Río, 2004

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Javier Fernandez-Salvador, Bernadine C. Strik, Yanyun Zhao, and Chad E. Finn

production systems are interested in growing blackberry cultivars that extend the fruiting season, have a high yield, and produce high-quality fruit. Cultivars must have good postharvest fruit quality and an acceptable shelf life for shipping and for storage

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Emilie Proulx, Yavuz Yagiz, M. Cecilia, N. Nunes, and Jean-Pierre Emond

, during the postharvest period greatly affect the shelf life and quality of snap beans. It is well recognized that good temperature management is the simplest way to maintain a high-quality appearance as well as to delay losses in the nutritional value of

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Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer, and Michelle L. Jones

transpirational water loss and prevent wilting ( Malladi and Burns, 2007 ). Antitranspirants can be used by producers to prevent wilting and extend the postproduction shelf life and marketability of floriculture crops ( Goreta et al., 2007 ; Martin and Link, 1973

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Nicole L. Waterland, Craig A. Campbell, John J. Finer, and Michelle L. Jones

effectively increases the quality and shelf life of a number of containerized vegetative annuals ( Beach et al., 2009 ). Although this production practice enhances the value of many floriculture crops under standard shipping and retailing conditions, there is

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Sharon Dea, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Maria Cecilia do Nascimento Nunes, and Elizabeth A. Baldwin

Maximum shelf life and best eating quality are extremely important attributes for successful commercialization of fresh-cut fruits, but both are greatly influenced by the initial ripeness stage of the fruit as well as by the cutting procedures