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Chen Xingwei, Thohirah Lee Abdullah, Sima Taheri, Nur Ashikin Psyquay Abdullah and Siti Aishah Hassan

Miracle berry ( S. dulcificum ), also called miracle fruit or red berry, is an indigenous tropical plant growing in West Africa. It is a very promising species but a poorly studied resource. S. dulcificum is an evergreen shrub reaching 4 m tall

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Ann Callahan, Chris Dardick, Roberta Tosetti, Donna Lalli and Ralph Scorza

could only be pollinated with pollen from other plums. Mr. Burbank had mentioned that ‘Miracle’ is an uneven fruit bearer and that may be because it needed an appropriate pollenizer ( Burbank, 1914c ). Our ‘Stoneless’ flowers were pollinated by a mixed

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Peter J. Mes, Peter Boches, James R. Myers and Robert Durst

Tomato fruit vary in size, shape, and pigmentation with typical colors ranging from white, pink, red, orange, yellow, and green. “Black” or “purple” is a name often applied to heirloom varieties exhibiting a pink, brown, or dark green fruit color

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Laura Rodriguez-Uribe, Luz Hernandez, James P. Kilcrease, Stephanie Walker and Mary A. O’Connell

maturity on the NMSU campus in a greenhouse in 13.5-L pots with SunGro Metro-Mix 360 (Agawam, MA) soilless growing medium, fertilized with Osmocote (14N–14P–14K) (Scotts Miracle-Gro, Marysville, OH), and watered daily. Mature red fruit from at least three

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ZhaoSen Xie, Charles F. Forney, WenPing Xu and ShiPing Wang

et al., 2002 ; Wang et al., 2001 ). Root restriction can reduce photosynthetic productivity and growth of the shoot. However, root restriction also can increase root mass and the amount of fibrous roots and improve fruit set and fruit quality ( Bar

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Leslie D. Hintz, Renee R. Boyer, Monica A. Ponder, Robert C. Williams and Steven L. Rideout

-strain cocktail of S. enterica (serovars Enteritidis, Hartford, Michigan, Montevideo, and Poona) resulted in 25% of ripened fruit contaminated ( Guo et al., 2001 ). Additionally, plants inoculated by stem injection 5 cm below the flower base also produced

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Shahzad M.A. Basra and Carol J. Lovatt

production problems. However, in the specific case of organic horticultural crop production, use of PGRs remains underdeveloped despite the enormous potential that PGRs offer for maximizing yield, optimizing fruit size and quality, and increasing net dollar

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David Karp

In the history of horticulture it is rare to find an individual who almost single-handedly created a new commercial industry based on a novel fruit type as Luther Burbank (1849–1926) did for Asian-type plums ( Prunus salicina ) in the United States

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Brent L. Black and Mark K. Ehlenfeldt

allowing the cultivars Duke, Bluecrop, and Elliott to fruit during the first two seasons in the field significantly reduced cumulative yields over the first 4 years with the most pronounced effect occurring in ‘Elliott’. The risk of infection by pollenborne

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Cecilia McGregor, Vickie Waters, Savithri Nambeesan, Dan MacLean, Byron L. Candole and Patrick Conner

The oomycete Phytophthora capsici Leonian causes root and fruit rot, stem blight, and foliar blight in pepper ( Capsicum annuum L.) ( Leonian, 1922 ) causing global yield losses ( Babadoost, 2004 ). Currently the disease is managed through the