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How well do fruit from highly irrigated trees perform post-harvest?


Measham, PF, How well do fruit from highly irrigated trees perform post-harvest?, Australian Cherries, Cherry Growers Australia Inc, Hobart, Tasmania, April (2013) [Magazine Article]


Consistent results over two seasons have shown that cherry fruit from trees under high irrigation volumes were bigger and showed significantly reduced cracking levels compared to fruit from trees under lower volumes. This has a two-fold effect in that yield is both increased and improved. However, there was no difference in calcium levels in fruit from high and low-irrigated trees. So - at harvest, the quality of fruit from trees without any water stress was higher, but given they contained no extra calcium questions were asked; Did fruit from highly irrigated trees perform any better or worse during storage than fruit from trees with less irrigation? Was the increased size purely a function of water content that would result in a faster decline in quality post-harvest?

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop growth and development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
UTAS Author:Measham, PF (Dr Penny Measham)
ID Code:84037
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-04-15
Last Modified:2013-04-15

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