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Manual on postharvest handling of Mediterranean tree fruits and nuts.

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This book provides valuable, up-to-date information on postharvest handling of seven fruit and nut crops: almond, fig, peach, persimmon, pistachio, pomegranate and table grape. These crops are of particular importance in the Mediterranean region and also to those countries that export and import these crops, in which intensive economic resources are dedicated to researching and solving their posth...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)


This chapter provides information on the origin, current areas of production, fruit physiology, crop quality, maturity, harvesting (including shaking and picking) and handling, physiological disorders, pathological problems (including aflatoxin contamination), storage conditions, quarantine issues, snack products, and cull utilization of almonds.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 26) Fresh fig. Author(s): Crisostol, C. H. Lopez Corrales, M. Colelli, G. Serradilla, M. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 53) Peach and nectarine. Author(s): Crisosto, C. H. Echeverría, G. Manganaris, G. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 88) Persimmon. Author(s): Salvador, A. Besada, C. Crisosto, C. H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 134) Scientific name, origin and current areas of production. Author(s): Crisosto, C. H. Ferguson, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 161) Pomegranate. Author(s): Valero Garrido, D. Crisosto, C. H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 184) Table grape. Author(s): Crisosto, C. H. Campos-Vargas, R. Lichter, A.

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