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fruit and have reduced female parts characterized by shortened pistils containing rudimentary, degenerated ovules ( Shulman et al., 1984 ; Wetzstein et al., 2011 ). Within commercial orchards, the size of fruits produced can be quite variable, even with

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to confidently draw conclusions from a study. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the optimum plot size and number of replications necessary to detect differences in yield, fruit size, fruit firmness, and soluble solids. Materials

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Early-season estimates of fruit size distributions would be beneficial for apple growers and packers to develop intelligent marketing plans for the upcoming harvest season. Although apple fruit weight data usually fit a normal distribution ( Clarke

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Accurate early-season estimates of yield and fruit size distribution would aid apple growers and packers to estimate harvest labor, the number of bins, and the amount of storage space needed for the upcoming harvest. Accurate estimates of fruit size

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study was to investigate fruit size and 1-MCP treatment impacts on physical and physiological changes and the incidence of storage disorders such as senescent breakdown, stem-end browning, and cracking (splitting) in ‘Royal Gala’ apples stored in air at

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apple fruit depends on its quality and size. Thus, larger fruit with good visible aspects have a greater market value ( Souza et al., 2012 ). According to Chitarra and Chitarra (2005) , the attributes responsible for appearance, flavor, aroma, texture

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through maturity ( Bain and Robertson 1951 ). Applications of AVG and the resultant decline in PFD can lead to increased fruit size and delayed ripening ( Byers et al. 2005 ; Greene 2005 ; Greene and Schupp 2004 ). An increase in fruit size under these

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ProCa at 125 mg·L −1 with surfactant and water conditioner on 28 May and 18 July. On 29 May, initial fruit set counts were taken on all tagged limbs and fruit size measurements were taken on 30 randomly selected fruit per tree. At the end of June drop

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densities that were too low to realize the beneficial impact of higher plant densities. Plant density also impacts the individual fruit size, with a higher density producing a smaller fruit. Average fruit weight decreased for both ‘Howden’ and ‘Wizard

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drier climates or years, supplemental irrigation increases peach tree growth, fruit yield per tree, fruit size, and number of fruit buds per tree (due to greater shoot length) over nonirrigated trees ( Buckelew, 2009 ; Layne and Tan, 1988 ; Layne et al

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