Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

To control postharvest decay and insects, moist heat treatments of strawberries are studied

Authors

Frank T. Yoshikawa
F. Gordon Mitchell
Gene Mayer

Authors Affiliations

F. T. Yoshikawa is UC Farm Advisor, Fresno County; F. G. Mitchell, Cooperative Extension, is Posthamest Pomologist, UC Davis; G. Mayer is Staff Research Associate, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(2):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n02p26. March 1992.

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Abstract

Experiments with moist heat treatments of 'Chandler' strawberries at temperatures ranging from 99° to 115° F for durations of 20 to 100 minutes showed that fruit heated up to 104° F for 30 minutes were still judged marginally marketable. Although some decay can apparently be controlled with heat, it is doubtful that fruit can tolerate the amount of heat required for insect quarantines.

Yoshikawa F, Mitchell F, Mayer G. 1992. To control postharvest decay and insects, moist heat treatments of strawberries are studied. Hilgardia 46(2):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n02p26
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