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Rafel Socias i Company, Ossama Kodad, José M. Ansón, and José M. Alonso

, 2009 ). Chilling requirements are similar to those of ‘Mardía’, but with slightly lower heat requirements ( Table 1 ), which could explain the difference in blooming time. Fig. 1. Mean flowering time of ‘Vialfas’ as related to other cultivars (7 years

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protection of their fruit from sunburn damage. Dr. Volker asserts that I alleged several problems with inorganic sunburn protectants. (1) With respect to post-harvest removal of white residue from apples, it is noteworthy that labels provided by Volker

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John R. Clark

fruits. It was tested as selection APF-153T. At the time of selection, it was noted to have very large fruit along with thornless canes, although the floricane crop was very light as a result of a spring freeze, which severely damaged flower buds, flowers

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Adriana Contreras-Oliva, Cristina Rojas-Argudo, and María B. Pérez-Gago

Many countries maintain strict quarantine protocols against the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae), which is one of the most damaging fruit pests worldwide and may be a major pest of citrus ( White and

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

a percent difference from one another. Fruit quality at final harvest was lacking due to high heat and stink bug damage, and this measurement of remaining green fruit is an indication of relative potential productivity if greater season extension

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Bandara Gajanayake, Brian W. Trader, K. Raja Reddy, and Richard L. Harkess

; Pressman et al., 2006 ; Shaked et al., 2004 ). High temperatures including short episodes of extreme events during the plant reproductive period have been shown to cause extensive damage to grain and fruit yield in many crops ( Ahmed and Hall, 1993

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Ksenija Gasic, John E. Preece, and David Karp

to cold and heat exceptional; grows well in full sun, maintaining the same appearance year-round. Halley’s Comet ( Hylocereus sp. ). Pink-fleshed fruit with excellent flavor; closely related to Physical Graffiti, but not as vigorous or productive

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Frank Kappel

. 2000 Spring frosts in deciduous fruit trees—Morphological damage and flower hardiness Sci. Hort. 85 155 173 SAS Institute, Inc 1989 SAS/STAT user's guide. Version 6 Vol. 2 SAS Institute, Inc Cary, NC Watson

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Hans-Peter Kläring and Angela Schmidt

Tukey’s T procedure at a significance level of α = 0.05. In addition, relative fruit growth rates were calculated for weekly increments in fruit mass and related to the fruit mass in the middle of this period. In Expt. 1, one of the 12 fruits of

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Pavlos Tsouvaltzis, Angelos Deltsidis, and Jeffrey K. Brecht

authors demonstrated that the tubers can tolerate HW treatments at 57.5 °C for 20 to 30 min and be safely stored for 12 weeks at either 8 or 18 °C without suffering from heat damage, whereas Kyriacou et al. (2008) reported that tuber tolerance at the