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Improved harvesting and handling benefit table grape markets


Klayton E. Nelson

Author Affiliations

Klayton E. Nelson is Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(7):34-36. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p34. July 1980.

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Table grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) are physiologically a relatively durable fruit. They have a low respiration rate and can therefore live a long time after harvest. However, they are extremely susceptible to decay, can be injured easily, and lose water readily. Modern technology has alleviated these problems so that table grapes can be sold most of the year and in most of the major world markets.

Nelson K. 1980. Improved harvesting and handling benefit table grape markets. Hilgardia 34(7):34-36. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p34
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