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Ibrahim I. Tahir and Hilde Nybom

light distribution in the canopy and thus enhance the red skin color. Pruning reduces competition between fruit and vegetative growth, improving carbohydrate accumulation and post-harvest internal quality and storability. However, in a previous study, we

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Jaysankar De, Aswathy Sreedharan, You Li, Alan Gutierrez, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Steven A. Sargent, and Keith R. Schneider

) . Fruit quality depends on many variables such as cultivar, preharvest practices, climacteric conditions, maturity at harvest, harvesting methodology, and postharvest conditions ( Sousa-Gallagher et al., 2016 ). These make predicting the shelf life a

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Jinwook Lee, In-Kyu Kang, Jacqueline F. Nock, and Christopher B. Watkins

combined application of preharvest and postharvest 1-MCP treatments. Overall, limited studies have reported the combined effects of preharvest and postharvest treatments on fruit quality during cold storage, and none has reported the effects on fruit

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Anna Marín, Anne Plotto, Lorena Atarés, and Amparo Chiralt

= oleic acid; PS = pregelatinized potato starch. Texture is a key factor to maintain fruit postharvest quality and has a strong impact on acceptability by consumers ( Aloui et al., 2014 ). The initial firmness value of the grapes was of 32 ± 13 N. A trend

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R. Karina Gallardo, Eugene Kupferman, and Ann Colonna

Marketing of fresh fruits is evolving as consumers are becoming increasingly demanding of quality. Today's breeders, postharvest scientists, and the industry in general have to pay closer attention to consumers’ quality demands to guarantee

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Reza Saeedi, Nematollah Etemadi, Ali Nikbakht, Amir H. Khoshgoftarmanesh, and Mohammad R. Sabzalian

Mills, H.A. Jones, J.B. 1996 Plant analysis handbook II. Micro-Macro Publishing, Athens, GA Nabigol, A. 2012 Pre-harvest calcium sulfate application improves postharvest quality of cut rose flowers J. Biotechnol. 11 1078 1083 Nikbakht, A. Kafi, M

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Elena E. Lon Kan, Steven A. Sargent, Daniel J. Cantliffe, Adrian D. Berry, and Nicole L. Shaw

was to build on these previous tests ( Lon Kan et al., 2007a , 2007b ) by assessing changes in selected postharvest quality parameters of ‘Wanda’ datil peppers harvested at yellow and orange maturity stages and stored at temperatures with potential to

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Sai Xu, Huazhong Lu, and Xiuxiu Sun

litchi pericarp ( Chen et al., 2013a , 2013b ) has been analyzed, but how mechanical injury affects the storage quality of litchi is still unknown. Accurate detection of the initial mechanical injury to litchi is crucial for postharvest litchi management

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James R. Gorny and Adel A. Kader

53 ORAL SESSION 7 (Abstr. 438-444) Cross-commodity: Postharvest Physiology/Food Science/Flavor/Nutrition/Quality

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Chieri Kubota, Mark Kroggel, Mohammad Torabi, Katherine A. Dietrich, Hyun-Jin Kim, Jorge Fonseca, and Cynthia A. Thomson

quality attributes during postharvest storage. Postharvest changes in tomato fruit quality have been extensively studied, including concentrations of carotenoids ( Giovanelli et al., 1999 ; Javanmardi and Kubota, 2006 ; Liu et al., 2009 ; Toor and