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Natalia Falagán, Francisco Artés, Perla A. Gómez, Francisco Artés-Hernández, Alejandro Pérez-Pastor, Jose M. de la Rosa, and Encarna Aguayo

) and other health-promoting benefits ( Boeing et al., 2012 ). In this work, the extra-early nectarine cultivar VioWhite 5 was selected, as it had the proper caliber and organoleptic characteristics for the European market. It is a clingstone cultivar

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Mathieu Ngouajio, Guangyao Wang, and Ronald G. Goldy

or expensive. Withholding water in the early stages of vegetative growth can increase root length and allow plants to use water and nutrients from deeper in the soil, thus increasing water and nutrient use efficiency ( Ludlow and Muchow, 1990 ; Pace

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Freddy Mora, Cristóbal M. Concha, and Carlos R. Figueroa

, mostly located in the Nahuelbuta mountain range (lat. 38°S) ( Finn et al., 2013 ; Hancock et al., 1999 ). This native berry has become a model for the study of fruit ripening ( Cherian et al., 2014 ), and moreover has the potential to become a new

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Shinsuke Agehara

likely a problem for commercial fresh-market tomato production, as plants are typically grown on stakes. In Expts. 2 and 3, plants were tied on wood stakes at the early flowering stage and no lodging was observed throughout the experiments. Furthermore

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Luther C. Carson, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Kelly T. Morgan, and Steven A. Sargent

rainfall during 2012, CRF112/SNF56 (168 kg·ha −1 N) and CRF168/SNF56 (224 kg·ha −1 N) produced greater early-season extra-large and total marketable yields with similar total season marketable yields compared with the grower standard, UF/IFAS, and CRF 224

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Monica Ozores-Hampton, Philip A. Stansly, and Eugene McAvoy

, and have chlorotic margins. Up to 90% of flowers may abscise after infection, resulting in poor fruit set and yield, especially when infections occur early in the season ( Schuster et al., 1996 ). Tomato growers in Florida have largely focused on

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Duane W. Greene, James R. Schupp, and H. Edwin Winzeler

The potential for chemical thinners to aid in consistent cropping of quality apples was recognized as early as the 1940s ( Burkholder and McCown, 1941 ). During the intervening time, many potential thinning compounds were evaluated and several have

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James P. Mattheis

can be studied. Additionally, inhibition of ethylene action modulates the pattern of climacteric fruit ripening ( Watkins, 2006 ). For apple, impacts of 1-MCP treatment are consistent with a number of commercial postharvest goals related to fruit

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Markus Keller and Lynn J. Mills

European wine grape ( Vitis vinifera ) cultivar Sémillon ( Huber et al., 2016 ). In the early 1900s the cultivar was planted in Washington’s Yakima Valley ( Irvine and Clore, 1997 ), which now accounts for nearly half of the national annual juice

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John W. Scott, Elizabeth A. Baldwin, Harry J. Klee, Jeffrey K. Brecht, Stephen M. Olson, Jerry A. Bartz, and Charles A. Sims

that will be useful for tomato breeders interested in developing crimson and more flavorful cultivars. Description ‘Fla. 8153’ has a determinate ( sp ) vine that provides good fruit cover. It has early to midseason maturity with a moderate level