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Manual on postharvest handling of Mediterranean tree fruits and nuts.

Book cover for Manual on postharvest handling of Mediterranean tree fruits and nuts.


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 7 (Page no: 184)

Table grape.

This chapter discusses the origin, current areas of production, maturity and harvest indexes, quality (including consumer preferences), physiological characteristics, packaging, handling during harvesting, optimum storage conditions, retail outlet display considerations, physiological disorders, berry pathology problems, fumigation with sulfur dioxide (SO2), suitability as a fresh-cut product and utilization, as well as special and quarantine treatments, of table grape. Special research needs are mentioned, which include the replacement of SO2 with less toxic chemicals and/or organic approaches, and introduction of table grape cultivars with predominant flavors and different shapes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Almond. Author(s): Crisosto, C. H. Silva, S. S. Connell, J. H.
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.