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replications of 40 fruit were subjected to the laboratory-induced splitting test. The number of split fruit was counted and percent splitting was calculated. Firmness. Within the same subsamples of fruit, four replications of 15 berries were subjected

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., 2017 ). However, a connection has been shown in rabbiteye ( Vaccinium virgatum ) and southern highbush (interspecific hybrids of Vaccinium sp.) blueberries between greater firmness and a greater incidence of fruit splitting ( Marshall et al., 2008

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, R.C. 1969 Seed count and berry size in relation to pollinator level and harvest date for the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum J. Econ. Entomol. 62 6 1353 1356 Buchmann, S.L. 1985 Bees use vibration to aid pollen collection from non

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may result in reduced berry firmness. Although berry firmness of grafted plants decreased compared with own-rooted plants, values of firmness were still considered acceptable for blueberry, as reported by Ehlenfeldt and Martin (2002) . Vaccinium

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Blueberry ( Vaccinium sp.) is the second most valuable berry crop following strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa Duch.), and world production volume has increased 24-fold in the past two decades ( Brazelton, 2016 ). In the United States, the Pacific

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highbush blueberry ( Vaccinium corymbosum L.) quality HortScience 30 977 978 Hanson, E.J. Beggs, J.L. Beaudry, R.M. 1993 Applying calcium chloride postharvest to improve highbush blueberry firmness HortScience 28 1033 1034 Harkins, R.H. Strik, B.C. Bryla

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.M. Castro, M.A. 2006 Structure and nanostructure of the outer tangential epidermal cell wall in Vaccinium corymbosum L. (blueberry) fruits by blanching, freezing–thawing and ultrasound Food Sci. Technol. Intl. 12 241 251 Ghiani, A. Negrini, N. Morgutti, S

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Blueberry ( Vaccinium corymbosum L.) fruit benefit from elevated CO 2 levels, through its impact on suppressing fungal decay, but not from low O 2 levels ( Blasing, 1993 ; Ceponis and Cappellini, 1979 , 1983 , 1985 ; Schotsmans et al., 2007

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( Vaccinium corymbosum L. ‘Duke’) was established at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Agassiz, BC, Canada (lat. 49°14′33″ N, long. 121°45′35″ W) in Oct. 2006, as described previously ( Ehret et al., 2012 ). Soil at the site was a moderately well

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measure firmness. These latter berries were placed on their sides (calyx facing inward) on a turntable of a firmness tester (FirmTech 2; BioWorks Inc., Wamego, KS) and tested through the compression of the load. Reference size and deflection thresholds

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