Long term apple fruit quality retention

The ideal management of harvest and storage of apples are key in order to achieve and preserve the top quality that the market demands. The ideal harvest point is when the apples are externally completely mature. However, they should not be ready yet for the consumption as the inner quality has not developed yet. The apple continues to ripen after harvest and will develop a good inner quality during storage. If the harvest occurs too early, however, the apple will not be able to gain the expected quality.


Apfel-Qualität langfristig erhalten ()
Long term apple fruit quality retention
Come mantenere a lungo la qualità delle mele ()
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Publication in technical journal
Activity work package
Fruit quality; improvement of fruit handling/storage
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Activity contact
Dr. Angelo Zanella
Laimburg Research Centre
Laimburg 6 - Pfatten
I-39040 Post Auer (BZ), Italy
[email protected]
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Laimburg Research Centre
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