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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 ...