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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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The developmental physiology of red bay berry (Myrica rubra) was investigated. Fruit size and red bay berry weight were monitored up to harvest. Both parameters continued to increase until the fruit became fully coloured. Red bay berry firmness reduced sharply at the beginning of fruit colouration. ...

Li JianRong; Wang XiangYang; Joyce, D.
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Postharvest News and Information, 2002, 13, 4, pp 41N-44N

A brief account of research carried out in Japan over the past decade on the postharvest physiology, storage and handling of commercially important fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants is given. Physiological studies reviewed include those relating to fruit ripening, senescence of vegetables...

Inaba, A.
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Postharvest News and Information, 1993, 4, 4, pp 101N-114N

Asparagus spears deteriorate rapidly after harvest. Refrigeration is the primary means of retarding quality loss; however, modified atmosphere packaging may have potential for maintaining quality at shelf temperatures. Only small increases in the storage life of asparagus are likely from refining...

King, G. A.; Hurst, P. L.; Irving, D. E.; Lill, R. E.
Postharvest News and Information, 1993, 4, 3, pp 85N-89N

This review summarizes current knowledge of the postharvest characteristics of some native Australian cut flower (and cut foliage) crops, including Geraldton waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), thryptomene (e.g. Thryptomene calycina) and other Myrtaceae (Baeckea behrii, Eucalyptus spp., ...

Joyce, D.; Jones, R.; Faragher, J.
Postharvest News and Information, 1993, 4, 2, pp 61N-67N

Morphological features which influence fruit firmness in raspberry include overall fruit size, hairiness, number and size of drupelets, receptacle cavity depth and width, and individual pit weight. The content of anthocyanins responsible for fruit colour varies between cultivars and increases with...

Robbins, J. A.; Fellman, J. K.
Postharvest News and Information, 1993, 4, 2, pp 53N-59N

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