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Baomei Yang, Guoliang Li, Shaohai Yang, Zhaohuan He, Changmin Zhou, and Lixian Yao

usually deficient in nitrogen and potassium ( Li et al., 2011 , 2012 ). In addition to its significant effect on fruit yield and quality, potassium and nitrogen nutrition is also essential to fruit storability. Earlier studies showed that appropriate

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Matthew D. Stevens, John D. Lea-Cox, Brent L. Black, and Judith A. Abbott

study of direct marketing of strawberries for North Carolina, Safley et al. (2004) found that the predominant reasons cited by PYO consumers for picking less fruit than they expected were poor fruit quality (31.1%), fields were picked over/not enough

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Alan Chambers, Pamela Moon, Yuqing Fu, Juliette Choiseul, Jinhe Bai, Anne Plotto, and Elizabeth Baldwin

octoploid, Fragaria × ananassa strawberries, from December to March ( MacKenzie et al., 2011 ). Cultivars specifically bred for this location have demonstrated high yield, disease resistance, and fruit quality ( Whitaker et al., 2011 ). In contrast

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Carolina Contreras, Mauricio González-Agüero, and Bruno G. Defilippi

), and in recent years, research has focused on genetic improvement of fruit quality ( Levy et al., 2006 ; Rodríguez-Burruezo et al., 2004b , 2011 ). The pepino fruit is a diploid (2 n = 24) subtropical species and is also known as melon pear, melon

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Ricardo Goenaga and David Jenkins

this study was to evaluate yield performance and fruit quality traits of six mamey sapote cultivars grown in two distinct agroenvironments. Materials and methods This study was conducted in Puerto Rico at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service Research

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Xuelian Jiang, Yueling Zhao, Ling Tong, Rui Wang, and Sheng Zhao

-Amri, 2013 ; Massot et al., 2010 ; Nguyen and Schwartz, 1999 ). As tomato production is increasing, consumer demand is gradually changing from increased fruit quantity to better fruit quality ( Chen et al., 2013 ; Wang et al., 2015 ). Water is an essential

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Ricardo Goenaga and David Jenkins

and other hybrids are very limited ( Crane et al., 2013 ). The objective of this study is to evaluate the yield performance and fruit quality traits of six atemoya hybrids grown in an Oxisol typical of the humid tropics. Materials and methods This

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Rongcai Yuan and Jianguo Li

and usually causes a serious economic loss ( Byers, 1997 ). Conversely, picking fruit before adequate maturity may lead to poor storability and poor fresh and processed fruit quality. Early harvest can also result in lower yields and prices because

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Sat Pal Sharma, Daniel I. Leskovar, Kevin M. Crosby, and A.M.H. Ibrahim

Muskmelon exhibits a wide variability for vegetative traits, fruit morphology, sweetness, and climatic adaptations for yield and fruit quality ( Li et al., 2006 ). Previous reports have attributed the lack of widely adapted cultivars of muskmelon to

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Huating Dou and Fred G. Gmitter

. Fruit weight loss and color were not measured. After 90 d in storage, fruit internal vitamin C, SSC, and TA were determined. Study 4. Postharvest quality of LB8-9 in comparison with ‘Sunburst’ and ‘Minneola’ during the 2004–2005 season. The quality of LB