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Catherine Belisle, Uyen T.X. Phan, Koushik Adhikari, and Dario J. Chavez

by field workers using skin redness (foreground color) and background color and firmness as the reference distinctions to determine optimal fruit maturity at harvest ( Crisosto and Valero, 2008 ). Most peach fruit quality research has been focused on

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Juan C. Rodriguez, Nicole L. Shaw, and Daniel J. Cantliffe

better fruit quality. These higher yields are dependent on cultivar, crop management system, and growing season ( Jensen and Malter, 1995 ; Lorenzo and Castilla, 1995 ). Because of the higher costs for materials and labor, careful consideration of

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Qiang Zhang, Minji Li, Beibei Zhou, Junke Zhang, and Qinping Wei

al., 2013 ; Ma et al., 2015 ; Wang et al., 2013 ; Zhang et al., 2017 ). The influence of meteorological factors on fruit quality has always been a concern because it directly affects the arrangement of apple ascendant regions. Previous studies of

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Shahla Mahdavi, Esmaeil Fallahi, and Gennaro Fazio

fertilizers on ‘Starkspur Golden Delicious’ apple on yield, fruit quality, internal and evolved ethylene during maturation and storage. They revealed that fruit from trees on OAR-1 rootstock had a lower trend of internal ethylene production in the orchard and

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Ricardo Goenaga and David Jenkins

and other hybrids are very limited ( Crane et al., 2013 ). The objective of this study is to evaluate the yield performance and fruit quality traits of six atemoya hybrids grown in an Oxisol typical of the humid tropics. Materials and methods This

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Andrew J. Macnish, Malkeet S. Padda, Francine Pupin, Pavlos I. Tsouvaltzis, Angelos I. Deltsidis, Charles A. Sims, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Elizabeth J. Mitcham

). Shipping and storing strawberries in a MA at low temperature is widely practiced by commercial operators in the United States to reduce decay and maintain fruit quality ( Kader, 2002 ). The most commonly used MA system, Tectrol (TransFresh, Corp., Salinas

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

was intermediate. BA reduced starch rating, indicating that ripening was delayed. Table 2. Effect of abscisic acid (ABA) and benzyladenine (BA) on fruit weight and fruit quality of ‘Pioneer McIntosh’. ‘Pioneer McIntosh’—2004. Application of ABA, BA

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Javier Obando, Juan Pablo Fernández-Trujillo, Juan Antonio Martínez, Antonio Luis Alarcón, Iban Eduardo, Pere Arús, and Antonio José Monforte

Mitchell, 2002 ; Kader, 2002 ). The definition of melon fruit quality is complex and varies depending on each particular melon cultivar and market, due to its morphological variability. For example, aroma and turning color are desirable traits for C. melo

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Hanna Y. Hanna

, 2002 , 2008 ). Other production practices need to be re-examined to enhance yield and further reduce costs. The choice of an adequate-yielding tomato cultivar with desired fruit qualities and longer shelf life is a vital grower decision. Failure to

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, Donald W. Dickson, Maria L. Mendes, and Judy Thies

compatibility with other melon types and the rootstock effects on yield and fruit quality of the grafted plants. Understanding the influence of C. metulifer on the fruit quality is particularly important, because specialty melons are typically marketed for