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Stephanie J. Walker and Paul A. Funk

remove stems (calyx and pedicel) from green chile fruit ( Herbon et al., 2009 ). Stem removal is achieved by mechanically cutting the top off of the fruit or by pinching the stem off of the fruit in a manner similar to that of hand-destemming. Promising

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Anish Malladi, Tripti Vashisth, and Lisa Klima Johnson

quality of the fruit and is therefore undesirable ( USDA, 1995 ). Hence, effective de-stemming to remove the pedicel from the berry will be a key step during post-harvest processing if the fruit are to be mechanically harvested with the aid of ethephon or

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Paul W. Bosland and Carl A. Strausbaugh

earliness, desirable fruit shape, and size, yield, and ease of destemming was accomplished. After five generations of selfing, seed from the single plant selection, New Mexico Breeding Line 03C477-4, was increased under insect-proof cages ( Bosland, 1993

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Bruce I. Reisch, R. Stephen Luce, and Anna Katharine Mansfield

procedure; in short, grapes were crushed, destemmed, and inoculated with yeast strain ICV-GRE (Lallemand, Montreal, CA). Fermentation proceeded with skin contact and thrice-daily punchdowns at ambient temperature (21 °C) for 7 d. Wines were then dejuiced

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Kelly Ross, Gerry Neilsen, and Denise Neilsen

analysis of cherry fruit samples, a 60-fruit sample was collected from each plot and the cherries were destemmed, pitted, and added to a blender with water in a 1:1 fruit-to-water ratio (w/w). This resulted in a fruit slurry that was subsequently freeze

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James W. Olmstead, Hilda Patricia Rodríguez Armenta, and Paul M. Lyrene

). Commercially available destemming equipment is available and often employed in process highbush and rabbiteye blueberry packing lines; fewer packing lines dedicated to fresh packing use destemmers because of the potential for fruit damage. Tight clusters

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Michele Warmund, Misha Kwasniewski, Janelle Elmore, Andrew Thomas, and Koushik Adhikari

. Fruit was harvested at peak ripeness (e.g., all fruit in cyme dark purple color) from 4 to 18 Aug. 2014. Immediately after harvest, berries were washed, destemmed, sealed in polyethylene bags, and stored at −20 °C until juice extraction. Juice color and

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S.M. Smith, J.W. Scott, J.A. Bartz, and S.A. Sargent

fruit absorbed significantly higher amounts of water than fruit that were destemmed 2 d earlier. It was not known how long within 2 d it took the stem scars to dry out to absorb significantly less water. Fresh stem scars may be water

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Anish Malladi, Tripti Vashisth, and Scott NeSmith

(stemmy fruit). Presence of the pedicel on the fruit is considered a defect that can reduce fruit quality ( USDA, 1995 ) and often requires destemming to make the fruit marketable. Under mechanical harvesting conditions, although the majority of fruit

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John R. Clark, James N. Moore, Justin R. Morris, and Renee Threlfall

. The amount of fruit processed ranged from 15 to 50 kg per cultivar. The grapes were stored overnight at 2 °C, removed from cold storage, crushed, and destemmed, and the must (juice, seeds, and skins) was placed in a food grade container. Sulfur dioxide