Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/18/2009
Publication Date: 3/1/2009
Citation: Bai, J., Prange, R.K., Toivonen, P.M.A. 2009. Pome fruits. In: Yahia, E.M. Modified and Controlled Atmospheres for the Storage, Transportation, and Packaging of Horticultural Commodities. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 267-285. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the beneficial influences of controlled atmosphere (CA) and modified atmosphere (MA) on the major quality deterioration, physiological disorders and diseases of pome fruits, and the problems resulting from improper atmosphere conditions. It discusses the interactions between 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and CA/MA. It also covers the proper fruit maturity and the specific requirement of gas composition by different cultivars.