Honeycrisp storage recommendations revisited

Ines Hanrahan (Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, WTFRC), and Rob Blakey (Washington State University, WSU)
September 20, 2017
By Ines Hanrahan (Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, WTFRC), and Rob Blakey (Washington State University, WSU)
Carbon dioxide damage appears as sunken areas of uneven texture. Typical expression of symptoms can resemble a wormy pattern and affected areas may darken when infected with secondary fungi.
Carbon dioxide damage appears as sunken areas of uneven texture. Typical expression of symptoms can resemble a wormy pattern and affected areas may darken when infected with secondary fungi. WTFRC, 2017
September 20, 2017, Washington – Storing Honeycrisp long-term while achieving good packouts and maintaining fruit of acceptable eating quality in the second part of the storage season has been a continuous challenge for our industry.

Up until last year, most packers had become comfortable knowing what types of performance to expect out of each lot. With Honeycrisp, you basically had to control your decay, manage chilling injuries (mainly soft scald), and bitter pit. We did know that this apple was sensitive to carbon dioxide injury but, aside from the occasional cavities, most packers did not report having significant problems. READ MORE

 


 

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