Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Blueberries.

Book cover for Blueberries.

Description

This book covers various aspects of blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) science and culture. The basic science behind the growth and development of blueberries, their botanical characteristics, and the implications and effects of various management practices and environmental conditions on blueberry production are discussed. Specific topics included are: the blueberry industry (chapter 1); taxonomy and bree...

Chapter 9 (Page no: 267)

Pre- and postharvest management of fruit quality.

This chapter discusses the pre- and postharvest management of blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) fruit quality. The attributes (fruit size, weight loss, aroma, scar, colour, firmness, seediness, soluble solids, titratable acidity, ratio of soluble solids to titratable acids, pH, antioxidant capacity, and fruit decay) and factors (cultivar, climate, nutrition, plant water status, canopy management, and harvesting method) affecting fruit quality are defined, as well as the factors that influence the postharvest life of the fruit and the approaches used (cooling, controlled and modified atmosphere storage, and control of postharvest spoilage by chemical and physical means) to extend fruit quality.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The blueberry industry. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Blueberry taxonomy and breeding. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 51) Growth and development. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Light, photosynthesis, quality and yield in blueberries. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 103) Nutrition. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 143) Blueberry field management and harvesting. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 193) Growth regulators. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 231) Blueberry pests, their management and cultivar resistance. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.