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Tiziano Caruso, Francesco Guarino, Riccardo Lo Bianco, and Francesco Paolo Marra

but not limited to fruit grade. Other factors affecting unit value were related to fruit type (nectarine vs. peach), maturation precocity and marketing period, as well as external and internal fruit quality (probably inversely related to yield). On the

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Samuel Salazar-García, Luis E. Cossio-Vargas, Isidro J.L. González-Durán, and Carol J. Lovatt

randomly selected individual fruit per tree was used to calculate packout per tree. The following fruit grades (g/fruit) were used: marble (less than 135 g), second (135–169 g), first (170–210 g), extra (211–265 g), and super extra (greater than 266 g

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Duane W. Greene, James R. Schupp, and H. Edwin Winzeler

combination spray of BA and ABA. Extra Fancy Fruit grade requires at least 50% skin coverage of red color for the McIntosh cultivar. Although ABA did not significantly increase red color rating, it did increase the percent of the fruit that were judged to be

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

, total fruit weight, total aril weight, total number of arils per fruit, and total non-aril weight per fruit) were highly related. This indicates that any one of these characteristics can be used as a measure to assess fruit size or used in fruit grading

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Ricardo Goenaga, Heber Irizarry, David Jenkins, Debbie Boykin, and Angel Marrero

). Individual weight of fruit averaged over rootstock seedlings was 282.3 g ( Table 1 ). This weight is consistent with fruit graded as medium–large ( Balerdi et al., 2013 ). The highest individual fruit weight (303.4 g) was produced by ‘Prolific’ (grafted onto

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Andrea Stuemky and Mark E. Uchanski

measured included overall berry quality, soluble solids content (°Bx), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) strawberry fruit grade rating, fruit marketability, total yield, individual fruit size, fruit number, crown number, vegetative biomass, and stolon

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Juan Carlos Melgar, Jill M. Dunlop, L. Gene Albrigo, and James P. Syvertsen

limb shakers in ‘Valencia’ oranges Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 84 88 92 Hilgeman, R.H. Dunlap, J.A. Sharp, F.O. 1967 Effect of time of harvest of Valencia oranges in Arizona on fruit grade, size and yield

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Gregory M. Peck, Ian A. Merwin, Christopher B. Watkins, Kathryn W. Chapman, and Olga I. Padilla-Zakour

blushed in 2007, but this did not result in a greater percentage of fruit graded into the most highly valued marketing category (U.S. Extra Fancy) ( Federal Register, 2002 ). Apples from the IFP system were firmer than OFP-grown apples at the first two

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Dinesh Phuyal, Thiago Assis Rodrigues Nogueira, Arun D. Jani, Davie M. Kadyampakeni, Kelly T. Morgan, and Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi

industry standard, the higher the soluble solids to acid ratio, the greater the fruit grade. The USDA classifies three grades of grapefruit based on fruit quality: U.S. Grades A, B, and Substandard. Grades A and B are further classified into two categories

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Chun-hui Shi, Xiao-qing Wang, Xue-ying Zhang, Lian-ying Shen, Jun Luo, and Yu-xing Zhang

described by Jones et al. (1991) . Because of the high russeting coverage of the ‘Cuiguan’ pear peel, fruits were divided into eight grades according to the degree of rust: grade 0 (russet-free fruit), grade 1 (1% to 5% russeting), grade 2 (6% to 10