Apple Quality: Influences of Pre- and Postharvest Factors and Estimation by Objective Methods

  • Alley E. Watada
  • Judith A. Abbott

Abstract

The quality of an apple depends on its physical and visual characteristics and chemical composition. Development of these attributes probably is initiated when the fruit is very young, and the final product depends on many things, such as cultural practices, environmental conditions during fruit development, maturity at harvest, and storage treatments. The quality attributes undoubtedly are affected differentially by these factors, so the effects of these factors need to be recognized and understood so that growing and handling conditions that will result in apples of excellent quality can be delineated and recommended.

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Sugar Sucrose Dioxide Ethyl Hydrate 

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  • Judith A. Abbott

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