Postharvest quality and sensory attributes of organically and conventionally grown `McIntosh' and `Cortland' apples (Malus domestica Borkh.) stored at 3C in ambient air or in controlled atmospheres were evaluated. Organically grown apples had higher soluble solids concentration than conventionally grown apples, while there were no significant differences in firmness or titratable acids content. Organically grown `McIntosh' were perceived by sensory panelists as firmer than conventionally grown `McIntosh' at harvest but not after storage, which may have been due to maturity differences. No significant differences were perceived in juiciness, sweetness, tartness, and off-flavor of apples at harvest or after storage.
Jennifer R. DeEll and Robert K. Prange
Margaret A. Cliff, Kareen Stanich, and Peter M.A. Toivonen
-cherry crispness, flesh firmness, sweetness, tartness, and cherry flavor ( Table 1 )] on 100-unit unstructured line scales using sensory software (Compusense five ® ; Compusense, Guelph, ON, Canada). Each sensory scale was visualized on a computer monitor and