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Harvest and postharvest handling of Chinese date


Adel A. Kader
Alexander Chordas
Yu Li

Authors Affiliations

Adel A. Kader is Professor, Department of Pomology, and Pomologist, Cooperative Extension University of California, Davis; Alexander Chordas is Staff Research Associate, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis; Yu Li was a visiting researcher from the Institute of Botany, Academie Sinica, People's Republic of China.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(1):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n01p8. January 1984.

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Jujube, or Chinese date, is a deciduous nit tree of tropical and subtropical origin, now grown primarily in home gardens in California and Florida. Among problems that have limited development of jujube as a commercial crop in California are several factors related to harvesting and postharvest handling. These include variation in ripening time among fruits, failure of green fruits to ripen after harvest, and poor storageability of ripe fruits on the tree. To help overcome these limitations, we conducted studies on compositional changes associated with maturation and ripening and on optimum postharvest handling temperatures for transport and storage of these fruits.

Kader A, Chordas A, Li Y. 1984. Harvest and postharvest handling of Chinese date. Hilgardia 38(1):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n01p8
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