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Xiuxiu Sun, Elizabeth Baldwin, Mark Ritenour, Anne Plotto, and Jinhe Bai

five oil-soluble natural colorants on citrus fruit peel color. Test paper and fruit evaluation showed that annatto, paprika, and paprika oleoresin resulted in red and orange color when applied to both test paper and ‘Hamlin’ orange peel, and such

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Rosanna Freyre and Sandra B. Wilson

and R10-105-Q54 was second. Table 1. Average plant quality, flowering and fruiting evaluations, and rankings for R10-105-Q54 and ‘Chi Chi’ in Citra, Fort Pierce, and a poly house in Gainesville. Fig. 2. A representative plant of ‘Chi Chi’ (left) and R

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Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Zibin Zhang, Nadav Ravid, and Michael E. Wetzstein

over a prolonged period. Flowering can occur from early May to November, although most flowering in the Central Valley of California occurs from mid-May to early June ( Stover and Mercure, 2007 ). Fruit maturity can impact fruit size. However, the fruit

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

tree. Fruit evaluation was similar to that described for the experiment done on ‘Pioneer McIntosh’ in 2003. ‘Autumn Rose Fuji’/M.9—2008 and 2009. A block of mature ‘Autumn Rose Fuji’ growing at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

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Esmaeil Fallahi

the number of fruit with visible water core symptoms was recorded. The percentage of water core was calculated as the percentage of water-cored fruit in the total number of fruit evaluated for quality. SDP of equatorial slices of each fruit was

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Araceli M. Vera-Guzman, Maria T. Lafuente, Emmanuel Aispuro-Hernandez, Irasema Vargas-Arispuro, and Miguel A. Martinez-Tellez

of fruit in each category multiplied by its score, and then dividing the total obtained by the number of fruit evaluated. The incidence of each disorder and of decay was determined by calculating the percent of fruit showing damage or rots. The

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Max G. Villalobos-Acuña, William V. Biasi, Sylvia Flores, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Rachel B. Elkins, and Neil H. Willits

fruit phytotoxicity were rated using the following scale: 0 = none; 1 = slight; 2 = moderate; 3 = severe. Fruit evaluation. Ripening time varied depending on the storage time, with 8 d at harvest and 5 d after 3.5 and 6 months in regular air

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, James J. Luby, Chengyan Yue, David S. Bedford, R. Karina Gallardo, and Vicki A. McCracken

fruit evaluations. Fig. 1. Apple breeding program diagram following a single cohort of crosses through to selection release as a cultivar between years (Y) 15 and 25 and reentry into the program as a parent. Crosses are made in spring of the first season

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, Chengyan Yue, William W. Shane, R. Karina Gallardo, and Vicki McCracken

, and fruit evaluations, while costs for crossing and greenhouse growth were based on specific activities described by the breeder. Fig. 1. Peach breeding program diagram following a single cohort of crosses to cultivar release between years (Y) 12 and

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Nihad Alsmairat, Philip Engelgau, and Randolph Beaudry

, banana fruit were evaluated over 3 d (successive) with three fruit evaluated on each date. The experiment was repeated once using two lots of fruit acquired 2 weeks apart; one lot was slightly less ripe than the other. For each fruit, 10-mm diameter discs