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William S. Castle and James C. Baldwin

. In some instances, extra trees from the first planted trials (EM.1 and V.1; Table 1 ) were moved after 1 year by tree spade to positions in EM.2 and budded with a new scion selection. In field trials started with trees produced in a commercial

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Desire Djidonou, Amarat H. Simonne, Karen E. Koch, Jeffrey K. Brecht, and Xin Zhao

applied at 224 kg·ha −1 ( Djidonou et al., 2013 ). The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications (blocks), and 12 plants per replication. Fruit at the mature green stage of ripeness or more advanced ripening

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

ranging from marketable mature green to ripe were harvested three times (23 Nov., 7 Dec., and 21 Dec. 2011; and 11 Nov., 7 Dec., and 21 Dec. 2012) and graded into size categories extra-large (greater than 7.00 cm), large (6.35 to 7.06 cm), medium (5.72 to

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Luke Miller, George Vellidis, Osama Mohawesh, and Timothy Coolong

beginning on 21 June and ending 21 July. All fruit were counted and graded based on U.S. Department of Agriculture grade standards for fresh market tomatoes ( USDA, 1991 ). Tomato internal quality parameters were measured on five randomly selected, extra

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Lisa G. Neven

to ensure that the harvest is processed before commodity quality is lost as a result of overripening during storage. It is possible that heat treatments before cold storage could delay ripening, and therein give canners extra time to process the

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Kynda R. Curtis, Tatiana Drugova, Trevor Knudsen, Jennifer Reeve, and Ruby Ward

guaranteed quality and flavor, identifiable label or brand, and availability in farmers’ markets were important to consumers willing to pay more for quality-guaranteed tree-ripened peaches, compared with those not willing to pay more. Kelley et al. (2016

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Justin Morris, Gary Main, Renee Threlfall, and Keith Striegler

‘Concord’ 20 to 30 d following bloom. Berry weight greater than 1 g was required for efficient machine thinning of ‘Concord’ ( Pool et al., 1996 ). Dokoozlian and Hirschfelt (1995) recommended cluster thinning early to midseason in table grapes before

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Francesco Di Gioia, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Jason Hong, Nancy Kokalis-Burelle, Joseph Albano, Xin Zhao, Zack Black, Zhifeng Gao, Chris Wilson, John Thomas, Kelly Moore, Marilyn Swisher, Haichao Guo, and Erin N. Rosskopf

. Pests and diseases were managed following the UF/IFAS recommendations based on weekly scouting ( Freeman et al., 2014 ). In Citra, the crop was uniformly attacked by early blight ( Alternaria solani ); despite the regular application of fungicides, the

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Ripening on the Tree Oren Warren 1 *, Steven Sargent 1 , Donald Huber 1 , Jeffrey Brecht 1 , Anne Plotto 2 , and Elizabeth Baldwin 2 , 1 Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611; 2 USDA-ARS Citrus and Subtropical

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Shugang Zhao, Jiamin Niu, Linying Yun, Kai Liu, Shuang Wang, Jing Wen, Hongxia Wang, and ZhiHua Zhang

), chemical industry ( Yuan and Liu, 2007 ), and in environmental protection ( Ding et al., 2013 ). Walnut pericarp development can be divided into three stages ( Xiao et al., 1998 ). 1) There is an early phase during which there is no boundary between the