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Vincent M. Russo

first fruit, can have consequences for mechanical damage to fruit occurring during harvesting operations. There has been little published concerning the cultural factors affecting yield of nonpungent jalapeños, a relatively new type of pepper. Russo

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Sandra B. Wilson, Julia Rycyna, Zhanao Deng, and Gary Knox

foliage) and two perpendicular widths of each plant, thereby generating a growth index [height + (width1 + width2)/2]. Mature, red fruit (berries) were removed from plants, counted, and manually depulped with a dehulling trough (Hoffman Manufacturing

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Carol A. Miles, Jacqueline King, Travis Robert Alexander, and Edward Scheenstra

, pesticide, and fruit thinning applications each year following recommended commercial practices for the region ( Moulton and King, 2003 ; Stebbins, 1992 ). The standard dessert apple cultivar Red Gravenstein was included in the study to provide a comparison

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Xingbin Xie, Todd Einhorn, and Yan Wang

. 3C ). Similar results were observed in 2014. AVG at 30 mg·L −1 had little effect on EJ compared with control, and AVG at 120 mg·L −1 increased EJ compared with AVG at 60 mg·L −1 during 16 weeks of storage in both seasons. 1-MCP-treated fruit did

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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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R. Paul Schreiner and Jungmin Lee

. Based on our results with microplots, new ‘Pinot noir’ vineyards that are planted on de-vigorating rootstocks and managed with drip irrigation should be tolerant of short periods of fairly severe drought stress with little impact on fruit quality. The

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Kelly M. Gude, Eleni D. Pliakoni, Brianna Cunningham, Kanwal Ayub, Qing Kang, Channa B. Rajashekar, and Cary L. Rivard

marketable yield (kg/plant), total and marketable fruit size (kg/sample), marketability by weight (%), and aboveground biomass (g). Lettuce trials. Red ‘New Red Fire’ and green ‘Two Star’ lettuce (Johnny’s Selected Seeds) were grown in trials that

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Angela R. Davis, Charles L. Webber III, Wayne W. Fish, Todd C. Wehner, Stephen King, and Penelope Perkins-Veazie

concentration of 2.4 mg·g −1 ( Rimando and Perkins-Veazie, 2005 ). Those authors reported less L-citrulline in red-fleshed fruit than in yellow or orange, but only a small sample size (three fruit for each variety) was used, and because the fruit tested were

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Carl E. Motsenbocker

Field and greenhouse studies examined the fruit detachment force (FDF) and fruit and pedicel characteristics of two lines of tabasco pepper (Capsicum frutescens L.) at several stages of maturity. The detachment force of red-mature `McIlhenny Select' fruit at the calyx-fruit detachment area was lower than that of less mature fruit stages. The force required to detach red-mature Hard Pick (HP) tabasco fruit was higher than that of redmature `McIlhenny Select' fruit in the field and greenhouse. The fruit detachment force of red field-grown HP fruit was higher, and in the greenhouse was lower, than that of green or breaker fruit. HP fruit of all maturity stages, except red-mature, separated similarly to `McIlhenny Select' fruit with little or no fruit tissue attached to the calyx. Fruit detachment force was not correlated with any fruit or pedicel characteristics studied.

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Youping Sun, Genhua Niu, Joseph G. Masabni, and Girisha Ganjegunte

Pomegranate ( Punica granatum , Lythraceae) is a bushy shrub or small tree native to Iran to the Himalayas in northern India. It has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean regions of Asia, Africa, and Europe. The fruit is