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Desire Djidonou, Amarat H. Simonne, Karen E. Koch, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Xin Zhao

(small fruit and defective fruit) for yield determination. Fruit in the extra-large, large, and medium grades were considered marketable. After counting and weighing fruit in each grade size, fruit graded as large (63.5–70.6 mm fruit diameter) were kept

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Craig J. Frey, Xin Zhao, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Dustin M. Huff, and Zachary E. Black

-subplot were used to reduce labor requirements of fruit grading. Total yield was still measured for the entire sub-subplot and marketable yield per plant was then calculated for each treatment based on the percentage of marketable fruit from the harvest units

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Celina Gómez and Cary A. Mitchell

lowering were conducted as needed. Fruit were pruned to five per cluster (to maintain fruit grade/size uniformity), and clusters were harvested weekly when the last fruit within a cluster was at maturation stage 6, based on U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Esnath T. Hamadziripi, Karen I. Theron, Magdalena Muller, and Willem J. Steyn

canopy fruit generally had the qualities that gave them good eating quality and higher consumer preference. However, orchard systems that maximize light penetration into the canopy may reduce the differences observed between inner and outer canopy fruit

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Gemma Reig, Jaume Lordan, Stephen Hoying, Michael Fargione, Daniel J. Donahue, Poliana Francescatto, Dana Acimovic, Gennaro Fazio, and Terence Robinson

) fruit grader with a camera system for evaluating red color. Fruits were classified according to the fruit quality grades used in the United States ( USDA, 2002 ). A random sub-sample of 10 fruits was then evaluated for flesh firmness (FF) and soluble