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Kelly T. Morgan, Smita Barkataky, Davie Kadyampakeni, Robert Ebel and Fritz Roka

drop, and low sugar accumulation and reduced quality of the mature fruits ( Enciso et al., 2008 ). Optimal irrigation also contributes to the efficiency of fertilizer programs resulting in increased yields and better tolerance to pests and stresses

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Markus Keller and Lynn J. Mills

with the heaviest crop after conversion to minimal pruning ( Table 1 ). Higher yields tend to delay or slow down sugar accumulation and are often associated with slower fruit ripening ( Cawthon and Morris, 1977 ; Keller, 2015 ). Consequently, heavily

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Benjamín Moreno, Cristián Jacob, Marlene Rosales, Christian Krarup and Samuel Contreras

because good rootstock/scion compatibility and FON negative effects on sugar accumulation of fruit from nongrafted plants. Salam et al. (2002) studied the effects of using grafted watermelon plants in an FON-infested soil and observed that fruit from

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Joongmin Shin, Bruce Harte, Janice Harte and Kirk Dolan

postharvest storage of etiolated asparagus spears Physiol. Plant. 86 474 478 Hirai, M. 1982 Accelerated sugar accumulation and ripening of Loquat fruits by exogenously applied ethylene J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 51 159 164 Howard, L.R. Miller, G.H. Wagner, A

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Steven J. MacKenzie, Craig K. Chandler, Tomas Hasing and Vance M. Whitaker

also positively correlated with temperature and may be more responsive to temperature changes than sugar transport ( Haller et al., 1941 ). The contribution of fruit photosynthesis to sugar accumulation in fruit is not likely to be significant ( Blanke

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Todd W. Wert, Jeffrey G. Williamson, Jose X. Chaparro, E. Paul Miller and Robert E. Rouse

locations across all cultivars and for both years. Fruit quality can be affected by high amounts of N fertilization. Jia et al. (1999) concluded high N fertilizer rates inhibited sugar accumulation in peach. Fruit from trees at the north–central location

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Manasikan Thammawong, Daisuke Nei, Poritosh Roy, Nobutaka Nakamura, Takeo Shiina, Yuuichi Inoue, Hidenobu Hamachi and Shigeyuki Nonaka

results suggest that the maturity at harvest plays an important role in quality of fresh bamboo shoots according to the different patterns and contents of sugar accumulation observed between the emerged and underground bamboo shoots. Further study on the

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Michael J. Costello and W. Keith Patterson

(rapid cell division followed by cell enlargement), a lag phase (cessation of cell enlargement and initiation of sugar accumulation), and, finally, veraison to ripeness (cell enlargement and initiation of anthocyanin accumulation) ( DeLuc et al., 2007

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

.N. 2009 Studies of changes in sugar accumulation and lignin deposition during peach fruit endocarp development Acta Hort. Sinica 36 1113 1119 Yuan, H.R. Liu, R.H. 2007 Study on pyrolysis kinetics of walnut shell J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 89 983 986 Zhang, H

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John C. Beaulieu and Jeanne M. Lea

of fresh-cut cantaloupes Postharvest Biol. Technol. 19 61 72 McCollum, T.G. Huber, D.J. Cantliffe, D.J. 1988 Soluble sugar accumulation and activity of related enzymes during muskmelon fruit development