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Kate M. Evans, Bruce H. Barritt, Bonnie S. Konishi, Marc A. Dilley, Lisa J. Brutcher and Cameron P. Peace

‘WA 2’ have shown only moderate susceptibility to powdery mildew ( Podosphaera leucotricha ) and fire blight ( Erwinia amylovora ). Fruit rarely exhibits russet, bitter pit, or sunburn in the apple growing regions of central Washington. Genotype

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James C. Fulton and Mark E. Uchanski

, 1973 , 1975 ), “bitter pit” ( Eijsinga et al., 1973 ), and “pepper spot” ( Stolk and Maaswinkel, 1977 ) are different names that have been used in the literature to describe what is likely the same physiological disorder of peppers. This disorder

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Steven McArtney, Dick Unrath, J.D. Obermiller and Ann Green

bear regularly ( Jonkers, 1979 ). Fruit from light-cropping trees can develop a higher incidence of the calcium-related storage disorder bitter pit ( Ferguson and Watkins, 1992 ). A successful chemical thinning program will normally result in adequate

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Heidi Hargarten, Sumyya Waliullah, Lee Kalcsits and Loren A. Honaas

, then stored at –80 °C. Four samples, in biological triplicate (a total of 12 observations—where each replicate was a pool of tissues from 10 fruits) represent peel and cortical tissues each from fruit with and without bitter pit lesions. RNA was

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Gerry H. Neilsen, Denise Neilsen, Sung-hee Guak and Tom Forge

fruit trees. Wiley, New York, NY Ferguson, I.B. Watkins, C.B. 1992 Crop load affects mineral concentrations and incidence of bitter pit in ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’ apple fruit J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117 373 376 Hansen, P. 1973 The effect of cropping on

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Cindy B.S. Tong, Hsueh-Yuan Chang, Jennifer K. Boldt, Yizhou B. Ma, Jennifer R. DeEll, Renae E. Moran, Gaétan Bourgeois and Dominique Plouffe

, orchard factors and storage disorders J. Sci. Food Agr. 26 1807 1817 Prange, R. DeLong, J. Nichols, D. Harrison, P. 2011 Effect of fruit maturity on the incidence of bitter pit, senescent breakdown, and other post-harvest disorders in ‘Honeycrisp’™ apple J

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Teresa Eileen Snyder-Leiby and Shixiong Wang

. Watkins, C.B. 2004 Controlling bitter pit in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples HortTechnology 14 342 349 Salisbury, F.B. Ross, C.W. 1991 Plant physiology 4th Ed Wadsworth Publishing Belmont, CA

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

Controlling bitter pit in ‘Honeycrisp’ apples HortTechnology 14 342 349 SAS Institute Inc 1996 SAS Version 8.2 Cary, NC SAS Institute Inc Schupp, J.R. 2003 Effects of chemical thinners on fruit set, yield

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Thomas M. Kon and James R. Schupp

heuristic was the most severe thinning treatment, as 88% of fruit were greater than 3.25 inches in diameter and 44% were greater than 3.5 inches in diameter ( Fig. 4 ). ‘Honeycrisp’ is susceptible to bitter pit and several other postharvest disorders, and

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Jennifer R. DeEll and Behrouz Ehsani-Moghaddam

Watkins, C.B. Nock, J.F. Weis, S.A. Jayanty, S. Beaudry, R.M. 2004 Storage temperature, diphenylamine, and pre-storage delay effects on soft scald, soggy breakdown and bitter pit of ‘Honeycrisp’ apples