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Methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid enhance chilling tolerance in lemon (citrus limon) fruit.
South African ‘Eureka’ lemon fruit must be exposed to chilling temperatures (± 0.6°C) as a mandatory quarantine treatment against insect pests for all its overseas markets. Chilling lemon fruit at such temperatures may ...
The cascade of physiological events leading to chilling injury : the effect of post-harvest hot water and molybdenum applications to lemon (citrus limon) fruit.
New emerging markets such as Japan and the United States require cold sterilisation of South African citrus fruit as a phytosanitary standard against fruit fly. However, citrus fruit are chilling susceptible, with lemons ...
Post-harvest manipulation of rind colour in 'Mauritius' litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruit.
Litchi fruit are non-climacteric, and are able to endure relatively low storage temperatures compared to other subtropical fruits. Unfortunately however, the litchi rind is relatively thin and lacks a thick, durable ...
Yield and quality parameters of tomato cultivars as affected by different soilless production systems and beneficial micro-organisms.
Most tomato cultivars used for commercial food production are imported into South Africa. Optimal growing conditions for these specific cultivars need to be determined, as wrong cultivar choices can lead to great financial ...
Aspects of avocado fruit growth and development : towards understanding the 'Hass' small fruit syndrome.
Persea americana Mill. cv. Hass is predisposed towards producing a high proportion of undersized fruit. Reasons for phenotypically small 'Hass' fruit are obscure, but it does appear to be aggravated by adverse growing ...
A multi-factor study of cabbage production in the Umlaas River valley.
A research and extension programme monitored 59 cabbage crops and many factors associated with cabbage production in the Umlaas River Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, from July 1991 - June 1993. A large data bank was developed, ...
Special carbohydrates of avocado : their function as 'sources of energy' and 'anti-oxidants'.
There is increasing interest in special heptose carbohydrates, their multifunctional roles from a plant physiological view point in fruit growth and development as well as in the whole plant in general due to their potential ...
Factors affecting mesocarp discolouration severity in 'Pinkerton' avocados (Persea americana MILL.)
The susceptibility of the 'Pinkerton' avocado cultivar to mesocarp discolouration, after storage, has seriously threatened its export from South Africa. This disorder has proven to be complex, requiring a better understanding ...
Management of avocado postharvest physiology.
Avocados are an important horticultural crop in South Africa, especially in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The distance to traditional export markets, phytosanitary restrictions to lucrative ...
Soilless cultivation of cucumbers and tomatoes under protection in Natal.
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