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Effect of postharvest heat treatments for insect control on the quality and market life of avocados

by Kerbel, E.L; Gordon Mitchell, F; Mayer, G.
Publisher: Feb 1987Subject(s): PERSEA AMERICANA | CERATITIS CAPITATA | PLAGAS DE PLANTAS | DAÑOS | TECNOLOGIA POSTCOSECHA | TRATAMIENTO TERMICO | CALIDAD | CONTROL DE PLAGAS | PERSEA AMERICANA | CERATITIS CAPITATA | PESTS OF PLANTS | DAMAGE | POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY | HEAT TREATMENT | QUALITY | PEST CONTROL | PERSEA AMERICANA | CERATITIS CAPITATA | RAVAGEUR DES PLANTES | DEGAT | TECHNOLOGIE APRES RECOLTE | TRAITEMENT THERMIQUE | QUALITE | LUTTE ANTIRAVAGEUROnline Resources: Es In: HortScience (EUA) v. 22(1) p. 92-94Summary: The tolerance of avocado (Persea americana Mill. cv. Fuerte) to different heat treatments, using hot air at 43°C, was evaluated. The heat-treated avocados did not soften or ripen normally and exhibited severe surface browning after a 14-day simulated transit period at 7° followed by a 4-day simulated marketing period at 20°. Heat treatments also increased rate of weight loss, susceptibility to vibration injury, and loss of fresh avocado flavor.
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The tolerance of avocado (Persea americana Mill. cv. Fuerte) to different heat treatments, using hot air at 43°C, was evaluated. The heat-treated avocados did not soften or ripen normally and exhibited severe surface browning after a 14-day simulated transit period at 7° followed by a 4-day simulated marketing period at 20°. Heat treatments also increased rate of weight loss, susceptibility to vibration injury, and loss of fresh avocado flavor.

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