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Evaluation of maturity parameters of 'Fuerte' and 'Hass' avocado fruit.
Avocado fruit is one of the most important horticultural crops produced in South Africa. The fruit does not give obvious indication of maturity as it does not ripen as long as it remains attached to a tree. Harvesting ...
Special carbohydrates of avocado : their function as 'sources of energy' and 'anti-oxidants'.
There is increasing interest in special heptose carbohydrates, their multifunctional roles from a plant physiological view point in fruit growth and development as well as in the whole plant in general due to their potential ...
Factors affecting mesocarp discolouration severity in 'Pinkerton' avocados (Persea americana MILL.)
The susceptibility of the 'Pinkerton' avocado cultivar to mesocarp discolouration, after storage, has seriously threatened its export from South Africa. This disorder has proven to be complex, requiring a better understanding ...
Effects of potassium and mulching on Persea americana Mill. cv. Hass pheno/physiology, yield and fruit size.
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Ecophysiological studies and tree manipulation for maximisation of yield potential in avocado (Persea americana Mill.)
Tree fruit crops generally consist of scion and rootstock components, which through interactive synergism affect tree performance. Coupled with tree architecture, sink/source relationships (both spatial and temporal), ...
Some aspects of water relations on avocado Persea americana (Mill.) tree and fruit physiology.
The effect of long-term irrigation on water relations of 'Fuerte' avocado trees, and the consequences for fruit ripening and physiology, particularly physiological disorders, were studied. Four irrigation regimes were ...
Aspects of avocado fruit growth and development : towards understanding the 'Hass' small fruit syndrome.
Persea americana Mill. cv. Hass is predisposed towards producing a high proportion of undersized fruit. Reasons for phenotypically small 'Hass' fruit are obscure, but it does appear to be aggravated by adverse growing ...
Plant hormone homeostasis and the control of 'hass' avocado fruit size.
The 'Hass' avocado produces two distinct phenotypically different populations of fruit, i.e. normal and small fruit. The small fruit variant is characterized by early seed coat senescence that results in arrested growth, ...
Post-phloem transport and metabolism of sucrose in avocado.
In South Africa, and in several other sub/tropical countries, the avocado represents a commercially important crop. Very little is currently understood about the metabolism of sugars in this fruit. The variety 'Hass' is ...