Fruits Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Journal description

Fruits is a bimonthly and scientific journal for original articles and reviews in English. All fruit crops in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical, and tropical regions are concerned. Fruits covers a wide range of subjects (agronomy, physiology, genetics, crop protection, post-harvest storage, product processing and marketing).

Current impact factor: 0.80

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.8
2012 Impact Factor 0.776
2011 Impact Factor 0.764
2010 Impact Factor 0.348

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 10.00
Immediacy index 0.16
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Fruits website
Other titles Fruits (Paris, France: 1978: Online)
ISSN 0248-1294
OCLC 38876971
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

EDP Sciences

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website or institutional website or OAI compliant website
    • Some journals require an embargo for deposit in funder's designated repositories (see journal)
    • Publisher's version/PDF may be used (see journal)
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • On a non-profit server
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Fruits 03/2015; 70(2):101-108. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2015003
  • Fruits 03/2015; 70(2):109-116. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2015002
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    ABSTRACT: Morus nigra L. (black mulberry) and Morus alba L. (white mulberry) display high concentrations of health-promoting compounds, particularly phenolics. However, no published studies have addressed the changes in the content of phenolic compounds during frozen storage, a widely used form of preservation of these fruit in the Turkish countryside. This work was undertaken to determine these alterations, if any, in order to assess whether the bioactive properties of the produce may be altered significantly. Black and white mulberry fruit were collected at commercial maturity and frozen at –25 ◦C for up to 5 months. The content of selected phenolic acids and flavonoids was analysed at harvest on fresh fruit and at monthly intervals on thawed samples by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode-Array Detection (HPLC/DAD). Phenolic compound levels were higher in black than in white mulberry fruit at harvest. Rutin and chlorogenic acid predominated quantitatively in black mulberry, and decreased along frozen storage even though some fluctuations were observed. Cathechin was the main compound detected in white mulberry, and remained largely stable during the whole experimental period. Although the concentration of the investigated phenolics varied to different extents during frozen storage, fruit retained acceptable levels, which suggests that this practice allows preserving satisfactorily the health-promoting properties that characterise these fruit species.
    Fruits 03/2015; 70(2):117-122. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2015004
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Longkong (Aglaia dookkoo Griff.) fruit is a non-climacteric tropical fruit and grows widely in the South-East Asia. It has a unique taste and nutritional properties that make it more valuable to export. However, longkong exhibits a shorter shelf life at ambient (25 °C for 3−5 days) and low temperature (13 °C for 10 days) storage. Therefore, there is an urgent need to extend its shelf life and marketability by using an inexpensive and proficient technique. Materials and methods. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) treatments with different concentrations (10, 20 and 30 μMol L-1) were used to control physiological and biochemical quality changes of longkong fruit stored at 13 °C and 85% relative humidity. Fruit with no MeJA treatment served as control. The physiological and biochemical quality analyses were carried out at every four days of the interval. Results and discussion. Longkong pericarp chilling injury (CI) index and ion leakage severely increased in the control fruits as compared with MeJA treated fruit. The increased of pericarp phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL), polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and peroxidase (POD) activities were well controlled by MeJA treatments. Fruit polygalacturonase (PG), pectin methyl esterase (PME) and lipoxygenase (LOX) activities were significantly controlled in MeJA treated fruit. Fruit superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activities found higher level in the MeJA treated fruit. Conclusion. The different concentrations of MeJA treatment effectively reduced the severity of physiological and biochemical quality changes in longkong fruit under prolonged low temperature storage.
    Fruits 03/2015; 70(2):69-75. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014046
  • Fruits 01/2015; 70(1):37-46. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014041
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Elaeagnus is a genus in family Elaeagnaceae found wild or grown as ornamental plants for its dense shrub-like structure, fragrant blossoms and silvery foliage. However, in recent times a convincing number of findings supporting the nutritional potential of its fruit has been published. Materials and methods. A literature search was conducted using the keywords ‘elaeagnus’ ‘silverberry’, ‘oleaster’, ‘antioxidant’ and ‘permaculture’ to compile a meaningful review for fueling research interest on this genus. The nutritional and pharmacological relevance of genus Elaeagnus has also been explored and human health-related nutrients identified. Results and discussion. The tiny oblong fruit of genus Elaeagnus with red flesh and pericarp speckled with gold and silvery spots have been found to be edible. In fact, it has shown promise to be developed as a functional food owing to its richness in antioxidants phenolics acids (benzoic acid, cinnamic acid) and flavonoids (myricetin, epigallocatechin gallate). An abundance of antoxidant lycopene in its fruit has been revealed. The perceived health benefits of the fruit are blood alcohol removal, pain alleviation, wound healing, cancer prevention, antimicrobial and expectorant etc. Conclusion. Despite immense food and medicinal potential, the fruit of this genus are languishing in obscurity, and yet to reach mainstream market.
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  • Fruits 01/2015; 70(1):53-59. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014044
  • Fruits 07/2014; 69(4):293-302. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014018
  • Fruits 07/2014; 69(4):325-339. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014021
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Black Leaf Streak Disease (BLSD) is the most important foliar disease affecting banana production worldwide. A forecasting system has been developed and implemented in various countries aiming at optimal control of BLSD through minimum applications of fungicide. In Dominican Republic, favorable dry climatic conditions contrast with serious organizational issues for BLSD control. Our objective was to evaluate the adaptation of this forecasting strategy in these specific conditions. Materials and methods. Fungicide resistance analyses were carried out in the northwestern region of Dominican Republic, in order to determine the appropriate spectrum of systemic fungicides for the forecasting strategy. Three field experiments were set up on commercial farms where disease evolution was monitored every week, on reference plots, in order to decide the pertinence of fungicide applications. Results. Fungicide resistance to QoI fungicides and strong sensitivity reduction to DMI (Demethylation Inhibitor) fungicides were detected in all farms. In spite of these limitations in the use of some fungicide groups, disease control was achieved with a limited number of fungicide applications (6-9), as compared with 13-26 applications in most commercial farms of Dominican Republic over the same period. Discussion. The calculation of an indicator of the efficiency of the chemical control confirmed the potential of the forecasting strategy, underlining the influence of crop management as well as the neighboring environment of the farms on its efficiency. The requirements for further generalization of this system to commercial farms of this country are discussed.
    Fruits 07/2014; 69(4):261-278. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014016
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    ABSTRACT: Many fruit trees with a hard seed coat exhibit seed dormancy, posing problems for their regeneration. Vitex doniana, an indigenous multipurpose but threatened fruit and vegetable tree that supports the livelihoods of many households in West Africa, is a typical example. In our research, we evaluated five dormancy-breaking treatments. We tested the effects of sulphuric acid at 95% concentration (T1); 3 d sun-drying + 48 h soaking in tap water (T2); 3 d alternation of 8 h sun-drying + 1 h soaking in tap water (T3); 2 weeks sun-drying with regular watering in the daytime (T4); and physical shock (T5). These treatments were compared with two controls (T0 and Tc), with seeds from two different sources. The germination percentage, mean germination time, time to first germination and time to threshold germination (20%) were compared; the seedling height, diameter and biomass produced were monitored for 15 weeks.We used generalised linear models and correlation tests to compare the effects of the various treatments on germination and seedling growth. T3 significantly enhanced seed germination in V. doniana (72% after 12 months). T4 best promoted homogeneity in germination (p < 0.01), followed by T3. The best seedling growth was obtained with T4 and T3. Alternation of sun-drying followed by soaking of seeds, a technique with almost no cost, improved seed germination in V. doniana and, in 33 d, just over 1 month, 20% germination can be achieved. Vitex doniana is a fast-growing species (at the nursery stage), in contrast to the common opinion. Our method should be further investigated to assess the adequate soaking and drying length so as to speed up germination and reach homogenous cohorts.
    Fruits 06/2014; 69(4):279-291. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014017
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Detarium senegalense J.F. Gmel is a forest tree found in Senegal whose fruits are locally called ditax in Wolof. It is eaten fresh but it is widely used as nectar, which is one of the most popular beverages in Senegal. However, the chemical characterization of ditax pulp remains incomplete. This paper describes the volatile compounds of ditax to assess its organoleptic qualities. Materials and methods. Free volatile compounds of fresh ditax pulp were isolated by solvent-assisted flavor evaporation and analysis by GC-MS. Results and discussion. Among the 53 compounds tentatively identified, 49 are reported for the first time in this fruit. In total, 17 aldehydes, 11 aliphatic alcohols, 1 terpene alcohol, 7 free fatty acids, 3 unsaturated hydrocarbons, 1 terpene hydrocarbon, 7 sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, 1 phenol, 2 ketones, 2 esters and 1 organic acid compound were tentatively identified in ditax fresh pulp. The main volatiles identified in fresh ditax pulp were trans, cis-2,6-nonadienal (2.47, cis-2-heptenal (1.93, trans-a-bergamotene (1.11 mg-kg(-1)), bicyclo [2,2,0] hexane-1-carboxaldehyde (0.80 mg-kg(-1)), butyl octadecanoate (0.55 and trans-2-nonenal (0.47 fresh pulp). Conclusion. Among the volatile compounds identified, aldehyde compounds were widely predominant. To assess the aromatic qualities of ditax pulp, the primary impact aromas should be determined by identifying the aroma-active compounds by GC-olfactometry.
    Fruits 05/2014; 69(3):181-188. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014007
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Kinnow is an important citrus crop grown in India, which suffers from several postharvest diseases during storage. Hence, an attempt was made to combat such diseases with the botanicals Aloe vera, Eucalyptus and Ocimum on Kinnow mandarin to prolong its availability for a longer time. Materials and methods. For this, in vitro and in vivo studies were conducted. The poisoned food technique was used for in vitro studies, and, for in vivo studies, Kinnow fruit were pre-inoculated with pathogens (Penicillium digitatum and P. italicum), treated with different botanicals, then stored at (5 +/- 1) degrees C temperature and 85-90% RH. Results and discussion. Our results indicated that all botanicals inhibited the growth (colony diameter) of both pathogens over untreated PDA plates, but the inhibition was the strongest by Aloe vera extracts. Similarly, under in vivo conditions, all botanicals influenced the decay incidence, decay loss, lesion diameter, respiration rate, ethylene evolution and physiological loss in weight, but Aloe vera was the most effective. All the botanicals were able to retain postharvest quality of Kinnow fruits without any adverse effect on quality parameters such as TSS, TA and ascorbic acid. Under in vivo conditions, the incidence of Penicillium italicum was higher than P. digitatum; however, it was the reverse under in vitro conditions. Conclusion. Thus, it is evident from our studies that botanicals have the potential to control green and blue mold without causing any injury or harmful effects on Kinnow mandarin; botanicals can be recommended as a safe method for extending its storage life while maintaining fruit quality at the same time.
    Fruits 05/2014; 69(3):223-237. DOI:10.1051/fruits/2014012