Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Sweet cherries.

Book cover for Sweet cherries.

Description

This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the current trends in sweet cherry production, cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars, sweet cherry rootstocks, planning a new cherry orchard, orchard establishment and production, the fundamentals of sweet cherry pruning, various sweet cherry training systems, management of the orchard environment, fruit ripening and harvest and management of orchard p...

Chapter 9 (Page no: 282)

Fruit ripening and harvest.

This chapter provides information on the processes that occur in the sweet cherry fruit during ripening prior to harvest. Some pre-harvest disorders, such as fruit cracking, and their management are presented. Some factors to consider during the harvesting of the fruits are also discussed, along with various harvesting techniques. Some postharvest fruit quality considerations are highlighted and the importance of postharvest temperature and humidity control and safe transport of fruits from the orchard to the packing house are pointed out.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Trends in sweet cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Cherry flowering, fruiting and cultivars. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 66) Sweet cherry rootstocks. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 86) Planning a new cherry orchard. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 116) Orchard establishment and production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 165) Sweet cherry pruning fundamentals. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 190) Sweet cherry training systems. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 236) Managing the orchard environment. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 304) Managing orchard pests. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Clive, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 343) Managing orchard pathogens and disorders. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 377) The future of cherry production. Author(s): Long, L. E., Lang, G. A., Kaiser, C.