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Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Zibin Zhang, Nadav Ravid and Michael E. Wetzstein

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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Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Weiguang Yi, Justin A. Porter and Nadav Ravid

question of whether flower vigor and quality as expressed in differences in flower size and degree of female development influence fruit production in pomegranate. Flower and/or ovary size have been shown to impact final fruit size in a number of crops

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George E. Boyhan

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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Richard P. Marini, James R. Schupp, Tara Auxt Baugher and Robert Crassweller

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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Richard P. Marini, James R. Schupp, Tara Auxt Baugher and Robert Crassweller

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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Lisa Klima Johnson, Anish Malladi and D. Scott NeSmith

Fruit size is a commercially valuable trait in many horticultural crops, including rabbiteye blueberry. Sensory evaluations indicate a greater preference among consumers for large-sized blueberry fruit ( Donahue et al., 2000 ; Saftner et al., 2008

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James W. Olmstead, Amy F. Iezzoni and Matthew D. Whiting

The mature cherry fruit is composed of a thin protective exocarp, a fleshy mesocarp, and an inedible stony endocarp (pit) surrounding the seed ( Esau, 1977 ). All three tissue types arise from the ovary, and the increase in fruit size results from

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Jinwook Lee, James P. Mattheis and David R. Rudell

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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Elias A. Moura, Pollyana C. Chagas, Edvan A. Chagas, Railin R. Oliveira, Raphael H. Siqueira, Daniel L.L. Taveira, Wellington F. Araújo, Maria R. Araújo and Maria L. Grigio

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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Guohai Xia, Lailiang Cheng, Alan Lakso and Martin Goffinet

‘Gala’ apple trees tend to produce small-sized fruit resulting from a combination of several factors ( Robinson et al., 2005 ). First, Gala is a small-fruited cultivar. Second, ‘Gala’ trees differentiate flowers readily, have heavy fruit set, and