Fruit maturity management

Cripps Pink and Rosy Glow behave differently in storage

Currently, the two varieties Cripps Pink and Rosy Glow that produce Pink Lady® branded apples, are managed the same in storage by industry. However, we have found differences in their storage behaviour that could warrant either separation of the two during storage or an additional 1-MCP treatment being applied to Rosy Glow during storage. Cripps Pink and Rosy [...]

Harvest with customer requirements in mind

With harvest approaching, the emphasis in the orchard has to be on how to obtain the best market result for the crop we have managed to produce. The Fuji on the left were chemically thinned with Benzyladenine and consequently had a lighter crop load and better fruit colour than the Fuji on the right, [...]

Post-harvest management for quality

  Harvest is a busy time and with fruit flowing in, weather and prices changing daily and the need to make decisions quickly, it pays to have some background information to help assess the ramifications of those decisions fresh in mind. A considerable amount of levy payer money goes into researching the impact of various [...]

Post-harvest seminar focuses on improving quality

Author: Angus Crawford Technical Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 acrawford@apal.org.au Around 100 packing shed managers, orchard managers and industry advisors from across the country participated in APAL’s Post-harvest Seminar to learn about research and ideas to improve post-harvest quality in apples and pears. First up, horticultural consultant Marcel Veens advised us that achieving [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Fruit maturity management, Post-harvest quality|