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Abdullah Ibrahim, Hesham Abdel-Razzak, Mahmoud Wahb-Allah, Mekhled Alenazi, Abdullah Alsadon and Yaser Hassan Dewir

). In addition, total fruit yield (tonnes per hectare) and its components (i.e., number of fruit per plant and average fruit weight) were recorded after each harvest. Measurements of fruit nutritional quality traits . Five fruit were randomly collected

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Philipp W. Simon

nutritional value should be possible, and, in fact, breeding efforts have resulted in yield-competitive cultivars with increased nutrient content for several horticultural and agronomic crops ( Simon et al., 2009 ). Although selecting for nutritional quality

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Lei Gao, Shengjie Zhao, Xuqiang Lu, Nan He and Wenge Liu

is particularly important. Watermelon fruit quality includes commodity quality, organoleptic quality, nutritional quality, and more. Organic acid composition and content are thought to play an important role in the organoleptic quality, nutritional

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the foliage or roots of cherry tomato plants increased plant biomass, height, vegetative and floral shoot number, flower number, and yield, and increased the nutritional quality and putative health benefits of the fruit compared to untreated control

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Simona Proietti, Stefano Moscatello, Fiorella Villani, Federica Mecucci, Robert P. Walker, Franco Famiani and Alberto Battistelli

. var. austera germplasm. The hypotheses of the present work were as follows: the sour cherry cultivar austera possesses distinct nutritional quality characteristics with regard to the caproniana and marasca cultivars; the germplasm of sour cherries

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temperature generally lead to degradation of the nutritional quality of spinach. Mudau et al. (p. 665) investigated the effect of postharvest storage temperature and duration on quality of baby spinach in South Africa. Baby spinach leaves stored at 4 °C

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Ambani R. Mudau, Mpumelelo M. Nkomo, Puffy Soundy, Hintsa T. Araya, Wonder Ngezimana and Fhatuwani N. Mudau

lead to degradation of the nutritional quality of the produce. It is very important to have sufficient shelf life of produce coupled with good nutritional quality for its intended consumers ( Ahvenainen, 1996 ). Thus, it is of great importance to

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Chenping Xu and Beiquan Mou

and physiology. With regard to nutritional quality, previous studies indicated that mild environmental stress or low fertilization could be exploited to enhance nutritional values of vegetable crops. Low N fertilization ( Galieni et al., 2015

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) report that spraying greenhouse-grown ‘Barbero’, ‘Ferrari’, and ‘Imperio’ pepper plants with humic and salicylic acids (0.5 to 1.5 g·L -1 ) at 20, 40, and 60 days after transplanting increased fruit yield, nutritional quality (e.g., vitamin C content

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Ildikó Hernádi, Zita Sasvári, Jana Albrechtová, Miroslav Vosátka and Katalin Posta

) improved growth and nutritional quality of greenhouse-grown lettuce J. Agr. Food Chem. 59 5504 5515 Cheng, W. 2008 Rhizosphere priming effect: Its functional relationships with microbial turnover, evapotranspiration, and C-N budgets Soil Biol. Biochem. 41