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Raquel Gomez and Lee Kalcsits

differing bitter pit susceptibility, may differ in functional leaf and fruit traits to understand how this might influence nutrient uptake and fruit quality. We hypothesized that differences in nutrient uptake into fruit and overall fruit quality between ‘WA

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Hiroshi Iwanami, Shigeki Moriya, Nobuhiro Kotoda, Sae Takahashi, and Kazuyuki Abe

Storage potential is generally evaluated by measuring fruit quality before and after storage. A cultivar with the smallest change in fruit quality between at harvest and after storage or a cultivar with acceptable levels of quality as evaluated by

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Nikolaos Koutinas, Thomas Sotiropoulos, Antonios Petridis, Dimitrios Almaliotis, Emmanuil Deligeorgis, Ioannis Therios, and Nikolaos Voulgarakis

Calcium (Ca) is an important nutrient associated with fruit quality in kiwifruit. Considerable attention has been given to Ca application to kiwifruit since it was found to prolong storability ( Basiouny and Basiouny, 2000 ). Greater Ca contents

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Lixiang Miao, Yuchao Zhang, Xiaofang Yang, Jinping Xiao, Huiqin Zhang, Ming Jiang, Zuofa Zhang, Yuezhi Wang, and Guihua Jiang

, it is important to study the regulation of strawberry fruit quality. Light is an important factor in plant production. A phytochrome system was used by plants to perceive intensity, duration, and spectrum of environmental light to adjust their

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Andrea Stuemky and Mark E. Uchanski

lighting improves overall berry fruit quality [e.g., degrees Brix (°Bx), flavor, and vitamin C] and yield when applied directly to the leaf canopy and fruit within a greenhouse environment ( Hanenberg et al., 2016 ). Studies investigating the optimum

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Matthew W. Fidelibus, Stephen J. Vasquez, and S. Kaan Kurtural

of knowledge on the effects that covers used in California may have on canopy microclimate, yield, and fruit quality. Fig. 1. One block of the ‘Autumn King’ grape study site on 17 Sept. 2012. There were three blocks in both study sites, each including

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Fan-Hsuan Yang, David R. Bryla, Scott T. Orr, Bernadine C. Strik, and Yanyun Zhao

crops in the region. High temperature can reduce carbohydrate assimilation, trigger oxidative stress, and diminish fruit quality and shelf life in highbush blueberry ( Hancock et al., 1992 ; Lobos and Hancock, 2015 ; Moon et al., 1987 ; Yu et al

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Charles G. Embree, Marina T.D. Myra, Douglas S. Nichols, and A. Harrison Wright

cultivar to cycle between a full (“on”) crop year and a minimal (“off”) crop year resulting in inconsistent fruit quality and quantity ( Monselise and Goldschmidt, 1982 ). Biennial bearing can be controlled to some extent by managing crop load in the “on

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

are greatly appreciated for their great taste, flavor, and aroma. Ideal subtropical peach fruit quality and high nutritive value drives consumer satisfaction measured by initial and repeat consumer purchases ( Colaric et al., 2005 ; Delgado et al

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Kelly T. Morgan, T. Adair Wheaton, Larry R. Parsons, and William S. Castle

reclaimed water on citrus tree health and fruit quality. Dr. R.C.J. Koo of the Univ. of Florida (IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center initiated a study to determine tree appearance (i.e., foliage density and color), weed growth, leaf nutrient status