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W. Garrett Owen and Roberto G. Lopez

all significantly influenced a change in leaf color and intensity for all varieties ( Table 2 ). For ‘Magenta’, exposure to as little as 3 d of 100 µmol·m −2 ·s −1 of 0:100 or 50:50 red:blue light resulted in darker leaves ( Table 3 ). Maximum foliage

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Eric Hanson, Brent Crain, and Katherine Hanson

During the past 10 years, fresh red raspberry ( Rubus idaeus ) production has increased dramatically as a result of improvements in production methods and year-round consumer demand for fresh, high-quality fruit. In U.S. markets alone, fresh

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Richard P. Marini, James R. Schupp, Tara Auxt Baugher, and Robert Crassweller

, 1996 ) and ‘Red Delicious’ ( Greenhalgh and Godley, 1976 ; McKenzie, 1971 ) fruit was influenced by early-season temperatures. To evaluate the influence of early-season temperatures on shape of the three cultivars, cumulative growing degree days (CGDD

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Franco Famiani and Robert P. Walker

important processes in fruit development and ripening ( Blanke and Lenz, 1989 ; Famiani et al., 2000 , 2005 , 2009 ). However, very little is known about the occurrence of enzymes involved in these processes in blackberry. The aim of this study was to

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-tolerant Bell Peppers Bell pepper varieties with genetic tolerance to phytophthora blight are an important component of an integrated management strategy. Considerations in choosing resistant pepper varieties include green and red fruit yield, fruit size and

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John R. Stommel and Robert J. Griesbach

-breeding genotype with compact upright growth habit, black foliage, and erect clusters of tabasco-type fruit that mature from black to red. ‘Christmas Cheer’ is a true-breeding variety with a prostrate growth habit, green foliage, and erect clusters of 1.5-cm

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Jerneja Jakopič, Franci Štampar, and Robert Veberič

investment ( Stampar et al., 2002 ). Several different types of nets are used to protect fruit crops against hail. In European fruit orchards, most of the hail nets used are black, some white, and since 2007 colored (red and green) ( Blanke, 2007 ) hail

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Amanda J. Vance, Patrick Jones, and Bernadine C. Strik

treatment applications in blueberry (data not shown). In general, all fruit samples stored well with little decay. There was insufficient ripe fruit of ‘Draper’ at location 2 to assess fruit quality and shelf life, though ‘Draper’ from location 3 had the

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Peter J. Dittmar, David W. Monks, and Jonathan R. Schultheis

‘Pinnacle’ and ‘Minipol’. ‘Jenny’ has good fruit quality and is currently sold in Europe but not in the United States. Our conclusions are based on fruit with acceptable red flesh color and sugars. ‘Pinnacle’ and ‘Jenny’, however, have thinner rinds and may

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Richard L. Bell, Tom van der Zwet, Steve Castagnoli, Todd Einhorn, Janet D. Turner, Robert Spotts, Gary A. Moulton, Greg L. Reighard, and William W. Shane

-exposed side of fruit are frequently covered with orange–red (34A or 34B) or red (42A) blush. At AFRS, the percentage of fruit surface covered by blush averaged 20% ( Table 1 ); in the high-light environment of Hood River, fruit exposed to sunlight developed