Avocado Postharvest Biology: Determinants of Eating Quality

  • May 13, 2013

This study was funded at a lower level than initially requested. In spite of the budgetary shortfall we have made good progress on the objectives laid out for Year 1 of the project.

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Best Management Practices, Food Safety & Post Harvest

  • May 13, 2013

The project was scaled back from the original proposed objectives due to a reduction in funding from the requested amount. In light of this the research emphasis for this year was made following consultation with G. Witney. The aim of this the project for the current funding year is to study the influence of fruit maturity and handling following fruit harvest on the concentration of various phytonutrients of ‘Hass’ avocado.

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Best Management Practices, Food Safety & Post Harvest

  • May 13, 2013

This project is a collaborative effort between UC Riverside (Arpaia, Sievert, and Fjeld), UC Davis (Thompson and Slaughter) and HortResearch (Woolf, White and Feng).

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Avocado Postharvest Quality

  • May 13, 2013

This project will help to maintain and enhance the California avocado industry by continuing the postharvest evaluation on patented and unreleased varieties, continuing the examination of factors involved in postharvest decay development continuation of our collaborative effort to examine the impact of temperature and carbon dioxide on the ripening quality of ‘Hass’ avocado and initiation of research to further examine the susceptibility of avocados to mechanical injury following harvest.

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Avocado Postharvest Quality

  • May 13, 2013

This project will help to maintain and enhance the California avocado industry by continuing the postharvest evaluation on patented and unreleased varieties, continuing the examination of factors involved in postharvest decay development continuation of our collaborative effort to examine the impact of temperature and carbon dioxide on the ripening quality of ‘Hass’ avocado and initiation of research to further examine the susceptibility of avocados to mechanical injury following harvest.

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Avocado Postharvest Biology: Determinants of Eating Quality

  • May 13, 2013

This study aims to define sensory attributes of California-grown ‘Hass’ avocado fruit. We will achieve this goal through a combination of sensory panel and HPLC-MS work to examine the relationship between changing perceptions of avocado fruit quality and measurable fruit volatiles. We believe that these results will aid our understanding of minimum and maximum maturity levels of Californian grown ‘Hass’ and ultimately lead to a refinement of the current standards for minimum maturity.

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