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Martina Göttingerová, Michal Kumšta, and Tomáš Nečas

are vegetables and fruit-bearing medicinal and ornamental plants ( Kelley et al., 2001 ). The main criteria for assessing the quality of edible flowers are their sensory properties; i.e., their attractiveness, size, shape, color, and (most importantly

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Francesco Di Gioia, Angelo Signore, Francesco Serio, and Pietro Santamaria

, such mechanism of ST may work only in the presence of moderate SS levels (20 m m of NaCl). Finally, the use of grafting does not reduce the fruit organoleptic quality and under SS conditions, it may actually increase the tomato nutritional value by

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Yong Zhang, Chunxia Fu, Yujing Yan, Xiaodan Fan, Yan’an Wang, and Ming Li

synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, and cell division ( Hacisalihoglu et al., 2003 ). Apple production has been increasing worldwide but fruit quality is a limiting factor in achieving the economic potential of apple crops. Sugar is an important index for

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Mustafa Ozgen, Faith J. Wyzgoski, Artemio Z. Tulio Jr, Aparna Gazula, A. Raymond Miller, Joseph C. Scheerens, R. Neil Reese, and Shawn R. Wright

Health Organization, 2003 ). In response, consumer demand for fresh, locally produced fruit of high quality and nutritional value has grown, fostering the adoption of value-added direct marketing approaches by midwest producers ( Ellerman and McFeeters

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Tripti Vashisth, Mercy A. Olmstead, James Olmstead, and Thomas A. Colquhoun

. Bovy, A. Battino, M. 2008 Antioxidants, phenolic compounds, and nutritional quality of different strawberry genotypes J. Agr. Food Chem. 56 696 704 Urbanczyk-Wochniak, E. Fernie, A.R. 2005 Metabolic profiling reveals altered nitrogen nutrient regimes

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George E. Boyhan and C. Randy Hill

quality and mild flavor ( Boyhan and Torrance, 2002 ). Organic production, which has been around for over 30 years, has gained new impetus with the adoption of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP), which defines organic

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Dinesh Phuyal, Thiago Assis Rodrigues Nogueira, Arun D. Jani, Davie M. Kadyampakeni, Kelly T. Morgan, and Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi

.S. McCollum, T.G. Wood, B.W. 2012 Inconsequential effect of nutritional treatments on Huanglongbing control, fruit quality, bacterial titer, and disease progress J. Crop Prot. 36 73 82 Graham, J.H. Johnson, E.G. Gottwald, T.R. Irey, M.S. 2013 Presymptomatic

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Dean A. Kopsell and Carl E. Sams

sulforaphane, which induces upregulation of phase II detoxification enzymes and is the central cancer-preventative agent in broccoli ( Fahey et al., 1997 ). The vegetable Brassicas are also consumed for their nutritional values of Ca, Mg, P, K, and Fe ( Farnham

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Haijie Dou, Genhua Niu, Mengmeng Gu, and Joseph Masabni

among plant species and phytochemical compounds, and more research is needed to determine the balance between R and B wavelengths to achieve greater yield and higher nutritional quality for plant production in VF. Compared with R and B wavelengths, G

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Liang Cheng, Ning Zhang, and Bingru Huang

Salinity is a major stress limiting plant growth in areas with saline soils or irrigated with poor quality water. Salinity stress can impose cellular and physiological damages including osmotic stress, ion toxicity, and nutrient disturbances