Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/3/2000
Publication Date: 3/15/2002
Citation: G. E. Lester and K. C. Shellie. Honey Dew Melon (Honey Dew, Casaba, Crenshaw, & Canary) Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines. IN: eds, Gross, Kenneth C., Chien, Yi Wang and Saltveit, Mikal. 2002. The commercial storage of fruits, vegetables, and florist and nursery crops. http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/h666/index.html Interpretive Summary: The interpretive summary is not required for the publication of a Book Chapter.
Technical Abstract: The chapter "Honey Dew Melon (Honey Dew, Casaba, Crenshaw and Canary: Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines" for the revised USDA Handbook AH-66 (Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetable, and Florist and Nursery Stocks) consists of the following sections: Scientific name and introduction; Quality characteristics and criteria; Horticultural maturity indices; Grades, size and packaging; Pre-cooling conditions; Optimum storage conditions; Controlled atmosphere consideration; Retail outlet display consideration; Chilling sensitivity; Ethylene production and sensitivity; Disorders; Postharvest pathology; Quarantine issues; Suitability as fresh-cut product; Special considerations; and References.