Macro-climatic effects on fruit development and maturity of non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki L. cv Fuyu)

Mowat, A. D., George, A. P. and Collins, R. J. (1997). Macro-climatic effects on fruit development and maturity of non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki L. cv Fuyu). In: S. Subhadrabandu, Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium. 1st International Persimmon Symposium, Chang Mai City, Thailand, (195-202). 17-19 July , 1996.


Author Mowat, A. D.
George, A. P.
Collins, R. J.
Title of paper Macro-climatic effects on fruit development and maturity of non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki L. cv Fuyu)
Conference name 1st International Persimmon Symposium
Conference location Chang Mai City, Thailand
Conference dates 17-19 July , 1996
Convener S. Subhadrabandu
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 1st International Persimmon Symposium   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name First International Persimmon Symposium   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 1997
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9789066059689
ISSN 0567-7572
Editor S. Subhadrabandu
Volume 1
Issue 436
Start page 195
End page 202
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Export focused on non-astringent persimmon industries have been established in climatic zones ranging from temperate through to tropical regions. Market value of persimmon fruit can be sensitive to the influence of environment on quality, yield and seasonality of supply. This study investigates macro-climatic effects on fruit development and maturation. The study was based on ‘Fuyu’ orchards located in a warm-temperate region (North Island, New Zealand) and in a warm-subtropical region (S.E. Queensland, Australia). Fruits were sampled at regular intervals during fruit growth over two growing seasons. Fruit quality and compositional parameters assessed included fresh weight, skin colour, dry matter, soluble solids and soluble tannins. Mature fruit grown in the warm-subtropical region had significantly higher soluble solids concentration and content, and lower soluble tannins concentration and content than fruit grown in the warm-temperate region. A comparison of fruit development patterns showed significant differences in soluble soluble solids concentration and content occurring after 15 weeks from full bloom (WFB) and differences in soluble tannin concentration and content occurring before 7 WFB and after 7 WFB respectively. Internal fruit quality attributes appear to be more sensitive to macro-climatic differences between warm-temperate and warm-subtropical regions than the external quality attributes of fruit weight and skin colour.
Subjects 0706 Horticultural Production
0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Keyword Diospyros kaki
fruit development
Fuyu persimmon
macro-climate
maturation
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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