Decision aid tools for stone fruit: Preliminary cultivar recommendations for sea freight
Reserachers: John Lopresti, Janine Jaeger, Christine Frisina and Dario Stefanelli
- Cultivar influences fruit quality after export
- Likelihood of flesh disorders in white nectarines and peaches increases with increasing sea freight duration
- Fruit maturity at harvest impacts on subsequent ripening and flesh disorders
- Changes in fruit firmness along the export chain can be predicted
- Preliminary cultivar recommendations for sea freight
The Serviced Supply Chains project is funded by the Hort Frontiers Asian markets Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers Asian strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from Agriculture Victoria, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland (DAFQ), Montague Fresh (summerfruit), Manbulloo (mangoes), Glen Grove (citrus), the Australian Government plus in-kind support from University of Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.