Fruit Physiological Disorders
Pear: Flesh Spot Decay
Japanese pear cultivars such as ‘Shinseiki,' ‘Nijisseiki,' ‘Kikusui,' and ‘Hosui.' FSD is more frequent on large size (300 g) and overmature fruit.
Meanwhile, avoid whenever possible the following conditions that might induce FSD: low crop load - large fruit; later picking - advanced maturity; extreme temperature changes during the maturation season; sunburn; erratic irrigation or precipitation - frequency, amount and timing; harvesting fruit under warm temperatures and cooling the fruit rapidly.
Lallu, Nagin. 1990. Fruit growth, handling and storage, p. 53-74. In A.G. White (ed.). Nashi, Asian pear in New Zealand, DSTR Publishing, Wellington.
Date1997 & 1990
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