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Steven McArtney, Duane Greene, Terence Robinson, and James Wargo

determined by a starch pattern index between 5.0 and 6.0 on the Cornell Starch Chart ( Blanpied and Silsby, 1992 ). Mean fruit weight, yield per tree, and total yield in bushels/acre (1 bushel = 42 lb) were calculated from this data. A random sample of 10

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Elena de Castro, Bill Biasi, Elizabeth Mitcham, Stuart Tustin, David Tanner, and Jennifer Jobling

determine firmness and starch pattern index. Firmness was measured as resistance to penetration with an 11-mm flat-ended cylindrical probe on opposite sides of the fruit using a fruit texture analyzer (Güss Manufacturing, Strand, South Africa) after removing

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Carolina Contreras, Nihad Alsmairat, and Randy Beaudry

coloration, background color, internal ethylene concentration (IEC), fruit firmness, starch pattern index, and soluble solids concentration (SSC)] the day after harvest. Maturity analysis. Fruit weight (g) was determined using a calibrated balance (Toledo

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Ignasi Iglesias and Simó Alegre

fruit size, firmness, SSC, or starch pattern index/fruit maturity. We can therefore conclude that although reflective films laid 5 weeks before commercial harvest increased fruit red color, they did not significantly affect fruit size, fruit maturity

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Lidia Lozano, Ignasi Iglesias, Diego Micheletti, Michela Troggio, Satish Kumar, Richard K. Volz, Andrew C. Allan, David Chagné, and Susan E. Gardiner

, Germany) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Phenotypic data for skin color and anthocyanin content. Five fruit from each tree/genotype were collected at optimum maturity (an average of approximately three) in a starch pattern index scale of 0

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Giacomo Cocetta, Roberto Beghi, Ilaria Mignani, and Anna Spinardi

fruit quality, not improve it. Therefore, an accurate assessment of harvest maturity is essential. Commonly used harvest indices are based on skin background color, fruit flesh firmness, starch pattern index, SSC, TA, and ethylene production ( Kingston