International Journal of Fruit Science

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Website International Journal of Fruit Science website
Other titles International journal of fruit science (Online), International journal of fruit science
ISSN 1553-8621
OCLC 57197543
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Trans-resveratrol, total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and total phenolic compounds were assessed in Bolivian grape cultivars collected at high altitude valleys. The TAC of the grapes ranged from 0.8 to 22 μmol Trolox equivalents/g dry matter determined by 2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid), and from 0.6 to 10 determined by the ferric reduction antioxidant power. In the present study, we observed that under certain conditions trans-resveratrol levels in Bolivian grapes are 10-fold higher than the reported data from the literature. Additionally, the temporal evolution in three different solar ultraviolet-B radiation levels was carried out to understand their effect on the oxidative processes.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 04/2014; 14(3):311-326. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2013.819748
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    ABSTRACT: Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae), an Asian pest of strawberries and other thin-skinned fruit, was first detected in the Americas in California in the fall of 2008, and its first discovery in Florida came on 4 August 2009 in Hillsborough Co. Although D. suzukii is now found throughout much of Florida, no commercially damaging larval infestations have been reported in fresh market strawberries. Although other drosophilids were present in surveys, only Drosophila melanogaster appears to be a formidable competitor for D. suzukii in strawberries and may prevent or even conceal economic damage in strawberries held for processing.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 01/2013; 13(1-2):67-75. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2012.696992
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    ABSTRACT: Trellis or training systems influence many aspects of grapevine growth and production. This study investigated the effects of four trellis styles (Geneva double curtain, high cordon, Smart-Dyson, and vertical shoot positioned) on the fruit-zone light environment, fruit chemical composition, and yield of ‘Frontenac’ grapevines (Vitis spp.) grown on a fertile site near Crete, Nebraska over two growing seasons. Photosynthetically active radiation was measured above the canopy and within the fruiting zone at berry set, veraison, and harvest. At all sampling dates in 2008, vines grown on Geneva double curtain and high cordon had higher mid-day transmittances than vines grown on Smart-Dyson and vertical shoot positioned. In 2009, transmittance relationships among training systems were similar. In both years, leaf layer number was lower for Geneva double curtain and high cordon than for Smart-Dyson and vertical shoot positioned. In 2008, Geneva double curtain vines had higher fruit yield than vertical shoot positioned, Smart-Dyson, and high cordon. In 2009, Geneva double curtain yielded more than vertical shoot positioned and high cordon. In 2008, Geneva double curtain had higher pH and °Brix than other trellises; titratable acidity was lower in Geneva double curtain and high cordon than in Smart-Dyson and vertical shoot positioned. In 2009, fruit composition results were not related to transmittance. We propose Geneva double curtain training as a viable choice for Midwestern growers.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 10/2012; 12(4):402-409. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2012.679178
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    ABSTRACT: The influence of cluster exposure to sunlight on fruit composition of ‘Norton’ grapes was studied. Three exposure levels, such as fully exposed, partly exposed, and fully shaded, were established by canopy management practices, such as shoot positioning, shoot thinning, and leaf removal. Row orientation significantly impacted fruit composition with east west orientation and resulted in high total soluble solids, anthocyanin, and tannin content. Titratable acidity, total phenol, and juice potassium was highest in vines planted in north south row orientation. Fully shaded clusters had the lowest total soluble solids, lower glucose and fructose content, and highest juice potassium and malic acid content. Fully exposed clusters displayed lowest titratable acidity. Fully exposed clusters on the west and south side of the canopy received photosynthetically active radiation of more than 1,100 μ mole m sec, while partly exposed and fully shaded clusters received less than 10% of total photosynthetically active radiation at solar noon. Berries on fully exposed clusters exhibited a temperature that was about 10–15°F higher than air temperature, while fully shaded clusters were about 1–2°F higher than air temperature.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 10/2012; 12(4):410-426. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2012.679180
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    ABSTRACT: This study was carried out to assess the impact of five different mulch types (straw, bark, woodchips, sawdust, and black plastic) on growth and yield of domestically cultivated native wild roses (Rosa spp.) in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The experiment was carried out at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Crops and Livestock Research Centre, Harrington Research Farm in Harrington, Prince Edward Island from 2005–2009. A replicated trial was set up with each plot divided equally into hand-weeded and non-weeded treatments. Straw mulch proved to be a practical choice for commercial producers as it was conducive to plant growth—with greater height, spread, and rose hip yield—as well as being inexpensive and easily obtainable. Black plastic mulch also supported good plant growth and production as well as being easy to maintain. Generally, hand-weeding in combination with mulching was most effective in establishing healthy, productive wild rose plantations.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 10/2012; 12(4):361-371. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2012.679174
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    ABSTRACT: Anthracnose, a serious pre- and post-harvest disease in mango, is reported to be caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Anthracnose diseases significantly affect the yield and fruit quality of mango (Mangifera indica). None of the mango cultivars tested was found to be resistant to anthracnose. Therefore, an experiment was conducted to screen the F1 progeny of mango hybrids consisting of 73 seedlings under in vitro conditions. None of the genotypes were immune to anthracnose. CISH-H-2035 and 1734 were found to be resistant, and CISH-H-1718, 1719, and 1886 hybrid mango seedlings were moderately resistant. Further investigations need to be carried out to examine sources of immunity and develop new hybrid cultivars with resistance to anthracnose.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 10/2012; 12(4):390-401. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2012.679177
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    ABSTRACT: Proximally growing individuals of wild, lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) vary widely in yield despite being grown under conditions in which environmental heterogeneity is minimized by cultivation practices. We recently established that the relative self-fertility of the bearing plant is a significant predictor of its outcross yield. Further, although the species has historically been characterized as largely self-infertile, we, and others, have documented large variation in this trait among individuals within fields, and, thus, relative self-fertility stands as a partial explanation of yield variation in addition to other genetic factors, such as significant general and specific combining abilities. Here, we extend our scope by experimentally addressing whether pollen neighborhood affects yield. Lowbush blueberry is not sown, rather individuals have colonized fields by natural processes. Commercial fields of lowbush are generally pollinated by rented honey bees, which tend to pollinate nearby flowers. Our hypothesis is that clones may have become situated in differentially suitable pollen environments, at least partly explaining yield differences. We identified two high and two low natural yielders from each of two managed fields and collected pollen mixes from five donors surrounding each (n = 8). Under field conditions, each recipient received four pollination treatments including its' own neighborhood and the other three donor neighborhoods within the same field. Results showed that one of the low producers in each field had significantly higher yields when pollinated by any but their own neighborhood, thus substantiating our hypothesis that pollen neighborhood has an effect on yield.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 01/2012; 12:65-74. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2011.619441
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    ABSTRACT: The tetraploid species in Vaccinium section Cyanococcus and tetraploid V. uliginosum in section Vaccinium are autotetraploid. The same is probably true of the tetraploid species in other sections of the genus. Chromosome pairing at metaphase I in these species is normally regular and bivalent, but each gamete contains two homologous chromosomes for each of the 12 basic chromosome types (x = 12 in Vaccinium). Thus, F1 hybrids between tetraploid plants from different Vaccinium sections can have regular bivalent chromosome pairing during meiosis and high fertility, even though diploid hybrids involving the same sections are highly sterile. Such fertile tetraploid hybrids are called amphidiploids. Amphidiploidy can give rise to new species; several important crop species are domesticated amphidiploids. The conditions for amphidiploid formation are narrow. The two species that hybridize must be divergent enough to insure faithful homologous bivalent chromosome pairing in the hybrid, where each bivalent consists of chromosomes derived from the same parent species. However, the parent species must be closely enough related to permit formation of vigorous hybrids. The first indication that amphidiploidy could be useful in blueberry breeding was a report by Rousi in 1963 of vigorous, fertile hybrids between tetraploid V. uliginosum (section Vaccinium) and tetraploid V. corymbosum (section Cyanococcus). In Florida, crosses of colchicine-induced tetraploid V. arboreum (section Batodendron) with tetraploid highbush cultivars and with tetraploid Florida V. myrsinites (section Cyanococcus) indicate that Vaccinium sections Batodendron and Cyanococcus also have the right degree of divergence to produce vigorous, fertile tetraploid hybrids. The feasibility of producing other intersectional tetraploid combinations in Vaccinium, and the vigor and fertility of the hybrids, can best be determined by trial and error.
    International Journal of Fruit Science 01/2012; 12:269-275. DOI:10.1080/15538362.2011.619429