University of California

Postharvest Publications by Commodity

Effect of the Shear-to-Compressive Force Ratio in Puncture Tests Quantifying Watermelon Mechanical Properties

J.S. Shiu, D.C. Slaughter, L.E. Boyden, D.M. Barrett

  • Melons
  • Quality Evaluation
2015

New Methods for Measuring Surface Area, Seed Coat Separation, and 'Chip and Scratch' Damage in Almonds

Megan Fisklements, Diane M. Barrett

  • Almond
  • Quality Evaluation
2014

Determination of Quality Parameters of Tomato Paste using Guided Microwave Spectroscopy

Lu Zhang, Michelle A. Schultz, Rick Cash, Diane M. Barrett, Michael J. McCarthy

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
2014

Application of Nondestructive Impedance Spectroscopy to Determination of the Effect of Temperature on Potato Microstructure and Texture

Ana Fuentes, José L. Vásquez-Gutiérrez, Maria B. Pérez-Gago, Erica Vonasek, Nitin Nitin, Diane M. Barrett 

  • Potato
  • Quality Evaluation
2014

Nondestructive Maturity Determination in Green Tomatoes using a Handheld Visible and Near Infrared Instrument

Gopal Tiwari, David C. Slaughter, Marita Cantwell

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
December 2013

Rapid Assessment of Quality Parameters in Processing Tomatoes Using Hand-Held and Benchtop Infrared Spectrometers and Multivariate Analysis

Elizabeth D. Wilkerson, Gordon E. Anthon, Diane M. Barrett, Glynda Fe G. Sayajon, Alejandra M. Santos, and Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
2013

An Integrated Approach for Flavour Quality Evaluation in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L. reticulatus group) During Ripening

Simona Vallone, Hanne Sivertsen, Gordon E. Anthon, Diane M. Barrett, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Susan E. Ebeler, Florence Zakharov

  • Melons
  • Quality Evaluation
2013

Nondestructive Determination of Flesh Color in Clingstone Peaches

D.C. Slaughter, C.H. Crisosto, G. Tiwari

  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
2013

Evaluation of a rapid, portable and easy-to-use device to measure acidity in citrus

David Obenland, Jim Sievert, and Mary Lu Arpaia

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Quality Evaluation
May/June 2011

Storage Temperature and Time Influences Sensory Quality of Mandarins by Altering Soluble Solids, Acidity and Aroma Volatile Composition

David Obenland, Sue Collin, Bruce Mackey, James Sievert, Mary Lu Arpaia

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Orange
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Storage
2011

Relationship of Soluble Solids, Acidity and Aroma Valatiles to Flavor in Late-Season Navel Oranges

D. Obenland, S. Collin, J. Sievert, K. Fjeld, and M.L. Arpaia

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Orange
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Sensory Evaluation
2010

Determinants of Flavor Acceptability During the Maturation of Navel Oranges

David Obenland, Sue Collin, Bruce Mackey, James Sievert, Kent Fjeld, Mary Lu Arpaia

  • Orange
  • Quality Evaluation
February 2009

Evaluation of a Kiwifruit Non-Destructive Firmness Sensory

Carlos H. Crisosto, Constantino Valero, and David Slaughter

  • Kiwifruit
  • Quality Evaluation
January 2009

Rice Quality Handbook

Randall G. Mutters and James F. Thompson

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Rice
2009

The International Avocado Quality Manual

Editors: Mary Lu Arpaia, Peter Hofman, Anne White, and Allan Woolf

  • Avocado
  • Quality Evaluation
2009

The International Avocado Quality Pocketbook

Editors: Mary Lu Arpaia, Peter Hofman, Anne White, and Allan Woolf

  • Avocado
  • Quality Evaluation
2009

Libro de Bolsillo Internacional Sobre la Calidad del Aguacate

Editors: Mary Lu Arpaia, Peter Hofman, Anne White, and Allan Woolf

  • Avocado
  • Quality Evaluation
2009

Manual Internacional de la Calidad del Aguacate

Editors: Mary Lu Arpaia, Peter Hofman, Anne White, and Allan Woolf

  • Avocado
  • Quality Evaluation
2009

A Handheld, Low-Mass, Impact Instrument to Measure Nondestructive Firmness of Fruit

D.C. Slaughter, M. Ruiz-Altisent, J.F. Thompson, P. Chen, Y. Sarig, M. Anderson

  • Quality Evaluation
2009

Avocado Postharvest Quality

Mary Lu Arpaia

  • Avocado
  • Quality Evaluation
November 2008

Perspective: Flavor Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

Adel A. Kader

  • Flavor Quality
  • Quality Evaluation
August 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Webinar Introduction and Overview (Part 1)

Jim Gorny

  • Food Safety
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Current Industry Best Practices (Part 2)

Chris Christian

  • Food Safety
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Transportation and DC Handling of Strawberries (Part 4)

Jim Thompson

  • Food Safety
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
  • Transportation
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: New PACA Temperatures for Fresh Strawberries (Part 5)

Rick Tomlinson

  • Food Safety
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Maintaining Quality & Safety in California Fresh Strawberries: Retail and Food Service Handling (Part 6)

Beth Mitcham

  • Food Safety
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
April 15, 2008

Soluble Solids and Simple Sugars Measurement in Intact Mango Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Stephen R. Delwiche, Weena Mekwatanakarn, and Chien Y. Wang

  • Mango
  • Quality Evaluation
2008

Refractometer Calibration, Use and Maintenance

Stephen Vasquez, and Shannon Mueller

  • Maturity
  • Quality Evaluation
2008

Qualitative and Nutritional Differences in Processing Tomatoes Grown under Commercial Organic and Conventional Production Systems

D.M. Barrett, C. Weakley, J.V. Diaz, and M. Watnik

  • Nutritional Quality
  • Organic Produce
  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
July 2007

Commercial Packing and Storage of Navel Oranges Alters Aroma Volatiles and Reduces Flavor Quality

David Obenland, Sue Collin, James Sievert, Kent Fjeld, Julie Doctor, Mary Lu Arpaia

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Orange
  • Packaging
  • Quality Evaluation
June 2007

Predicting Pitting Damage during Processing in Californian Clingstone Peaches using Color and Firmness Measurements

C.H. Crisosto, C. Valero, D.C. Slaughter

  • Peach
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Quality Evaluation
March 2007

Relationship between Nondestructive Firmness Measurements and Commercially Important Ripening Fruit Stages for Peaches, Nectarines and Plums

Constantino Valero, Carlos H. Crisosto, David Slaughter

  • Fruit Ripening
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Stone Fruits
2007

Ten-Year Comparison of the Influence of Organic and Conventional Crop Management Practices on the Content of Flavonoids in Tomatoes

Alyson E. Mitchell, Yun-Jeong Hong, Eunmi Koh, Diane M. Barrett, D.E. Bryant, R. Fod Denison, and Stephen Kaffka

  • Organic Produce
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
2007

Measurement of Firmness of Fresh-cut Sliced Tomato Using Puncture Tests -- Studies on Sample Size, Probe Size and Direction of Puncture

Milza M. Lana, Leopold M.M. Tijskens, Anemarie De Theue, Matthijs Dekker and Diane M. Barrett

  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
2007

X-Ray Assessment of Translucency in Pineapple

R.P. Haff, D.C. Slaughter, Y. Sarig, and A. Kader

  • Pineapple
  • Quality Evaluation
June 2006

Quality Changes and Nutrient Retention in Fresh-Cut versus Whole Fruits During Storage

Maria I. Gil, Encarna Aguayo, and Adel A. Kader

  • Apple
  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Kiwifruit
  • Mango
  • Melons
  • Nutritional Quality
  • Pineapple
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
May 12, 2006

Flavor is the Key to Increased Consumption

Elizabeth J. Mitcham

  • Consumer Issues
  • Marketing
  • Quality Evaluation
February 2006

"Ready to eat": Maduración Controlada de Fruta de Hueso en Cámara

Carlos H. Crisosto, y Constantino Valero

  • Consumer Issues
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Quality Evaluation
Enero 2006

Comparison of Instrumental and Manual Inspection of Clingstone Peaches

D.C. Slaughter, C.H. Crisosto, J.K. Hasey, J.F. Thompson

  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
2006

The Return on Investment in Postharvest Technology for Assuring Quality and Safety of Horticultural Crops

Adel A. Kader

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Food Safety
  • Marketing
  • Postharvest Horticulture
  • Quality Evaluation
2006

Peach Quality and Postharvest Technology

C.H. Crisosto

  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
2006

Understanding Tree Fruit Quality Based on Consumer Acceptance

C.H. Crisosto, G. Crisosto, and F. Neri

  • Consumer Issues
  • Flavor Quality
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Quality Evaluation
2006

Influence of Irrigation Method and Scheduling on Patterns of Soil and Tree Water Status and its Relation to Yield and Fruit Quality in Peach

David R. Bryla, Elizabeth Dickson, and Robert Shenk

  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
December 2005

Produce Quality Rating Scales and Color Charts

Compiled by Adel Kader and Marita Cantwell

  • Quality Evaluation
January 2005

Relationship Between Ripe Soluble Solids Concentration (RSSC) and Consumer Acceptance of High and Low Acid Melting Flesh Peach and Nectarine (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) Cultivars

Carlos H. Crisosto, Gayle M. Crisosto

  • Consumer Issues
  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
2005

Effects of Ethyl Formate on Fruit Quality and Target Pest Mortality for Harvested Strawberries

Tiffanie Simpson, Veronique Bikoba, Elizabeth J. Mitcham

  • Postharvest IPM
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
December 2004

Comparison of Three Colorimetric Reagents in the Determination of Methanol with Alcohol Oxidase. Application to the Assay of Pectin Methylesterase

Gorgon E. Anthon, and Diane M. Barrett

  • Quality Evaluation
2004

Differentiate Your Produce With Quality

Elizabeth J. Mitcham

  • Consumer Issues
  • Marketing
  • Quality Evaluation
February 2004

Introducing Nondestructive Flesh Color and Firmness Sensors to the Tree Fruit Industry

Constantino Valero, Carlos H. Crisosto, David Garner, Earl Bowerman, David Slaughter

  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Stone Fruits
July 2003

Modified Method for the Determination of Pyruvic Acid with Dinitrophenylhydrazine in the Assessment of Onion Pungency

Gordon E. Anthon, and Diane M. Barrett

  • Onion
  • Quality Evaluation
June 2003

Significant Variation Exists Among Laboratories Measuring Onion Bulb Quality Traits

Michael J. Harvey, Marita Cantwell, Meriel G. Jones, Richard W. Jones, Norman E. Schmidt, John Uhlig, J.F. Watson, Kil Sun Yoo

  • Onion
  • Quality Evaluation
December 2002

Determination of Reducing Sugars with 3-Methyl-2-benzothiazolinoehydrazone

Gordon E. Anthon, and Diane M. Barrett

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
May 2002

Testing the Reliability of Skin Color as an Indicator of Quality for Early Season 'Brooks' (Prunus avium L.) Cherry

Carlos H. Crisosto, Gayle M. Crisosto, Mark A. Ritenour

  • Cherry
  • Quality Evaluation
2002

Developing a Quantitative Method to Evaluate Peach (Prunus persica) Flesh Mealiness

Carlos H. Crisosto, John M. Labavitch

  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
2002

Quality Changes in Fresh-cut Pear Slices as Affected by Controlled Atmospheres and Chemical Preservatives

James R. Gorny, Betty Hess-Pierce, Rodrigo A. Cifuentes, Adel A. Kader

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Modified Atmospheres
  • Pear
  • Quality Evaluation
2002

Nondestructive Determination of Total and Soluble Solids in Fresh Prune using Near Infrared Spectroscopy

D.C. Slaughter, J.F. Thompson, E.S. Tan

  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Prune
  • Quality Evaluation
2002

The Effect of Fungal Species on the Fluorescent Lectin Test

S.J. Potts, J.F. Thompson, D.C. Slaughter

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
2001

Measuring Mold Infestation in Raw Tomato Juice

S.J. Potts, D.C. Slaughter, J.F. Thompson

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
2001

Quality Assurance of Harvested Horticultural Perishables

A.A. Kader

  • Quality Evaluation
2001

Quality Attributes of White Flesh Peaches and Nectarines Grown Under California Conditions

Carlos H. Crisosto, Kevin R. Day, Gayle M. Crisosto, David Garner

  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
2001

Colorimetric Method for the Determination of Lipoxygenase Activity

Gordon E. Anthon, and Diane M. Barrett

  • Quality Evaluation
2001

Quality Changes in Fresh-cut Pear Slices as Affected by Cultivar, Ripeness Stage, Fruit Size, and Storage Regime

J.R. Gorny, R.A. Cifuentes, B. Hess-Pierce, and A.A. Kader

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Nectarine
  • Pear
  • Quality Evaluation
2000

Quality of Horticultural Products

Kader, A.A.

  • Consumer Issues
  • Quality Evaluation
2000

Blanch Time and Cultivar Effects on Quality of Frozen and Stored Corn and Broccoli

D.M. Barrett, E.L. Garcia, G.F. Russell, E. Ramirez, A. Shirazi

  • Broccoli
  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
2000

A Fluorescent Lectin Test for Mold in Raw Tomato Juice

S.J. Potts, D.C. Slaughter, J.F. Thompson

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
2000

High-Temperature Forced-Air Treatment Alters the Quantity of Flavor-Related, Volatile Constituents Present in Navel and Valencia Oranges

D.M. Obenland, M.L. Arpaia, R.K. Austin, and B.E. MacKey

  • Citrus Fruit
  • Insect Control
  • Orange
  • Quality Evaluation
1999

Relating Descriptive Analysis and Instrumental Texture Data of Processed Diced Tomatoes

S.-Y. Lee, I. Luna-Guzman, S. Chang, D.M. Barrett, J.-X. Guinard

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
1999

Controlled Atmosphere-Onduced Changes in pH and Organic Acid Metabolism may Affect Color of Stored Strawberry Fruit

Deirdre M. Holcroft, Adel A. Kader

  • Modified Atmospheres
  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
1999

Fruit Maturity, Ripening, and Quality Relationships

A.A. Kader

  • Fruit Ripening
  • Quality Evaluation
1999

Quality of Fresh-cut Produce

Alley E. Watada, Ling Qi

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
1999

New Devices for Measuring Firmness of Cherries

Murray Clayton

  • Cherry
  • Quality Evaluation
August 1998

Chemical and Organoleptic Description of White Flesh Nectarines and Peaches

G.M. Crisosto, C.H. Crisosto, M. Watkins

  • Nectarine
  • Peach
  • Quality Evaluation
1998

Nondestructive Internal Quality Assessment of Kiwifruit Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

David C. Slaughter, Carlos H. Crisosto

  • Kiwifruit
  • Quality Evaluation
1998

Orchard Factors Affecting Postharvest Stone Fruit Quality

Carlos H. Crisosto, R. Scott Johnson, and Ted DeJong

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Stone Fruits
August 1997

Optical Chlorophyll Sensing System for Banana Ripening

Meng Li, David C. Slaughter, James F. Thompson

  • Banana and Plantain
  • Quality Evaluation
July 1997

Maintaining Quality of Bulk-handled, Unhulled Pistachio Nuts

J.F. Thompson, T.R. Rumsey, M. Spinoglio

  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Pistachio
  • Quality Evaluation
1997

Postharvest Physiology and Quality of Cilantro (Coriandrum savitum L.)

Julio Loaiza, and Marita Cantwell

  • Herbs
  • Quality Evaluation
1997

Reflective Materials Enhance 'Fuji' Apple Color

Harry Andris, Carlos H. Crisosto

  • Apple
  • Quality Evaluation
September-October 1996

Quality Assurance for Strawberries: A Case Study

Beth Mitcham

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
February 1996

Case Study: Quality Assurance for Melons

Marita Cantwell

  • Melons
  • Quality Evaluation
February 1996

The Visual Quality of Minimally Processed Lettuces Stored in Air or Controlled Atmosphere with Emphasis on Romaine and Iceberg Types

Gloria Lopez-Galvez, Mikal Saltveit, Marita Cantwell

  • Lettuce
  • Modified Atmospheres
  • Quality Evaluation
1996

Maturity, Ripening, and Quality Relationships of Fruit-Vegetables

A.A. Kader

  • Fruit Ripening
  • Quality Evaluation
1996

Nondestructive Determination of Soluble Solids in Tomatoes using Near Infared Spectroscopy

D.C. Slaughter, D. Barrett, M. Boersig

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
1996

Factors Affecting Quality of Fresh-cut Horticultural Products

Alley E. Watada, Nathanee P. Ko, Donna A. Minott

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
1996

Quality Indicators in Blanched, Frozen, Stored Vegetables

Diane M. Barrett, and Chockchai Theerakulkait

  • Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
January 1995

Factors in Fresh Market Stone Fruit Quality

Carlos H. Crisosto, F. Gordon Mitchell, Scott Johnson

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Stone Fruits
1995

Methods for Determining Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

A.E. Watada

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
1995

Postharvest Quality in Fresh Market Stone Fruits

F.G. Mitchell, C.H. Crisosto, R.S. Johnson

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Stone Fruits
October 1994

Quality and Its Maintenance in Relation to the Postharvest Physiology of Strawberry

Adel A. Kader

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Strawberry
1991

Nondestructive Methods of Evaluating Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Alley E. Watada

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
1989

Quality in Relation to Marketability of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Adel A. Kader

  • Consumer Issues
  • Marketing
  • Quality Evaluation
1986

Procedures for the Sensory Evaluation of Horticultural Crops

Christi M. Heinz, and Adel Kader

  • Quality Evaluation
February 1983

The Use of a Computer with an Instron for Textural Measurements

J.A. Abbott, D.R. Massie, and A.E. Watada

  • Fresh-cut Fruits
  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Quality Evaluation
1982

Progress Report (1980): Quality and Safety of Pistachio Nuts as Influenced by Postharvest Handling Procedures

Adel A. Kader, John M. Labavitch, F. Gordon Mitchell, and Noel F. Sommer

  • Food Safety
  • Pistachio
  • Quality Evaluation
October 1980

Quality Evaluation of Horticultural Crops-The Problem

Alley E. Watada

  • Quality Evaluation
1980

Progress Report: Quality and Safety of Pistachio Nuts as Influenced by Postharvest Handling Procedures

Adel A. Kader, John M. Labavitch, F. Gordon Mitchell, Noel F. Sommer

  • Food Safety
  • Pistachio
  • Quality Evaluation
October 1979

Tomato Quality - What Is It?

M. Allen Stevens, and Adel A. Kader

  • Quality Evaluation
  • Tomato
March 1979

Quality and Safety of Pistachio Nuts as Influenced by Postharvest Handling Procedures

Adel A. Kader, John M. Labavitch, F. Gordon Mitchell, and Noel F. Sommer

  • Food Safety
  • Pistachio
  • Quality Evaluation
1978

Electronic Color Sorting of Cantaloupes for Ripeness

Robert F. Kasmire

  • Maturity
  • Melons
  • Quality Evaluation
March 1977

Objective Method of Estimating Anthocyanin Content for Determining Color Grade of Grapes

Alley E. Watada, and Judith A. Abbott

  • Grape
  • Quality Evaluation
1975

Systems for Scoring Quality of Harvested Lettuce

Adel A. Kader, Werner J. Lipton, and Leonard L. Morris

  • Lettuce
  • Quality Evaluation
October 1973

Measuring Quality Objectively and Nondestructively

Alley E. Watada

  • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Fruit Ripening
  • Quality Evaluation
1973

An Accurate, Low Cost Firmness Measuring Instrument

R.G. Diener, F.E. Sobotka, and A.E. Watada

  • Quality Evaluation
1971

Impact of storage conditions and variety on quality attributes andaroma volatiles of pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.)

David Obenlanda,∗,1, Marita Cantwellb, Ramiro Loboc, Sue Collind, Jim Sievertd,Mary Lu Arpaiad

  • Pitahaya
  • Quality Evaluation
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