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Chae Shin Lim, Seong Mo Kang, Jeoung Lai Cho, Kenneth C. Gross, and Allan B. Woolf

(cv. Plenty) were harvested from a commercial greenhouse in Daegock, Gyeongnam Province, South Korea. Fruit at three ripeness stages were selected based on uniform fruit size (≈180 g per fruit in weight) and three maturities on skin color: GS, mature

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Zoltán Pék, Péter Szuvandzsiev, András Nemenyi, Lajos Helyes, and Andrea Lugasi

., 2008 ). The ripening process of tomato fruits is well characterized by the color evolution of the fruit surface ( Hertog et al., 2007 ). During the ripening process, chlorophyll breaks down and carotenoids, mostly lycopene, accumulate ( Brandt et al

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Iban Eduardo, Pere Arús, Antonio José Monforte, Javier Obando, Juan Pablo Fernández-Trujillo, Juan Antonio Martínez, Antonio Luís Alarcón, Jose María Álvarez, and Esther van der Knaap

as green, dark green, or light green, and flesh color (FCOL) as white, green, light green, and orange. All traits were measured in all locations except for OS, which was studied only in Cabrils. Additional observations of plants and fruit (plant

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Harwinder Singh Sidhu, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez, and Daniel MacLean

than 50% fruit damaged, unmarketable fruit) were graded. Fruit color. A CR-400 (8-mm aperture, D65 illuminant) handheld colorimeter (Konica Minolta, Ramsey, NJ) was used to measure fruit rind color. Five color readings were taken per fruit. Color was

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Jeremy Burdon, David Billing, and Paul Pidakala

had been cooled. A total of 26 trays were taken for each of the three orchards; 24 trays for treatments and two trays for maturity assessment. The maturity assessment comprised a 20-fruit sample assessed for fruit firmness, skin color, and dry matter

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Gerry Henry Neilsen, Denise Neilsen, and Linda Herbert

long established, from broadcast N fertilization studies, that increasing the rate of N application can increase yield but adversely affect fruit quality by decreasing fruit color and firmness ( Oberly and Boynton, 1966 ). Much less information is

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Marisa M. Wall and Shakil A. Khan

at full red color ( Nerd et al., 1999 ). Dragon fruit is being grown commercially in Israel, Vietnam, Taiwan, Nicaragua, Australia, and the United States ( Merten, 2003 ). Two species ( H. undatus and H. polyrhizus ) and their hybrids comprise

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Paul J.R. Cronje, Graham H. Barry, and Marius Huysamer

market. It is the lack of any lesions, physical or physiological, as well as adequate color development of the flavedo that are the main attributes, which determine a citrus fruit’s external quality. It is also this structure, comprising a vascular system

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Mohsen Hatami, Siamak Kalantari, Forouzandeh Soltani, and John C. Beaulieu

). The fruit mature ≈1 month after pollination and detach from the plant when ripe ( Hatami et al., 2016 ). The stripes change color as the fruit approaches maturity. The dark-green stripes become intense orange, maroon, or brown and the light

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Brian A. Kahn

fruit color in both years, and it was the primary reason for cull production in this cultivar. ‘Black Beauty’ fruit often had irregular or pale skin color. Variations in intensity of purple coloration were reported among fruits of ‘Black Queen’, a local