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Ultra-low temperature shipping and cold chain management of 'fuerte' avocados (Persea americana Mill.) grown in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
‘Fuerte’ makes up 25% of the avocados exported from South Africa to European markets and requires shipping periods of up to 28 days and a correctly managed cold chain. A temperature of 5.5°C and expensive CA and 1-MCP ...
Effect of systemic resistance inducers applied pre- and postharvest for the development of a potential control of colletotrichum Gloeosporioides on Persea Americana (Mill.) CV 'Fuerte'.
Avocados are one of the major food sources in tropical and subtropical regions and are an important horticultural crop in South Africa. Avocados are exported over long distances and may have storage times of up to 30 or ...
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 ...
Some aspects of cold storage of 'Fuerte' avocados (Persea americana Mill.) grown in the Natal midlands.
The South African avocado industry is largely export orientated and export by sea to European markets necessitates cold storage for up to 4 weeks at temperatures around 5.5°C. Avocado fruit is subject to chilling injury ...